Abrupt water release at hydroelectric power plants in Ukraine may cause hydrological drought in Moldova

Due to sudden water discharges at hydroelectric power plants in Ukraine, there may be a hydrological drought in Transnistria and Moldova. The director of Dubasari HPP, Boris German, made such a disappointing forecast.

“They have released their reservoir almost to the minimum. To hope that it will rain in the Carpathians is a bit short-sighted, in my opinion. What’s going to happen in the summer? If it’s hot, there won’t be much water released, and there’s also a lot of evaporation. It threatens that water intakes may become bare altogether. Chisinau takes water from the Dniester. Vadul-lui-Voda may suffer, and Tiraspol may be affected,” said the director of the Dubasari HPP.

Earlier, meteorologists warned about the “yellow code”  introduction due to the danger of flooding.

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“In Ukraine, upstream of the Dniester River, have raised the volume of water released from the Dniester River reservoir. It raises concerns about potential flooding in the river’s low-lying areas.”

Over the past few days, the water level in the Dniester has risen by one and a half meters. According to forecasts, the water may rise by a maximum of three meters.

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