The Taigan and Simferopol reservoirs in Crimea will be connected by a 60-km pipeline. The corresponding work will be carried out by the Russian Ministry of Defense at the request of the authorities of the peninsula. This was reported by the press service of the military department.
As stated in the Ministry of Defense, on Saturday in the Crimea arrived the first military train with special equipment and military personnel. In total, over 300 military personnel and about 140 units of special and construction equipment will be involved in the construction of the pipeline.
For pumping water from the Taigan Reservoir to Simferopol Pipeline Units from the composition of the logistics of the Southern and Western military districts will build a pipeline with a length of more than 60 kilometers
- said in a statement.
The Ministry of Defense explained that the leadership of the Republic of Crimea appealed to the military department. According to the head of the Crimea, Sergei Aksenov, due to the drought in Simferopol, "a certain water shortage has formed." After the construction of the pipeline, it will become possible to temporarily transfer up to 50 thousand cubic meters of water to the reservoirs of Simferopol.
At the beginning of 2020, many reservoirs in the Crimea became shallow. The most tense situation due to the lack of precipitation has developed in Simferopol, the Crimean capital authorities have developed a schedule for water supply to the population in case of "special need", but at the moment it has not been introduced. Aksyonov called the current year one of the driest for the peninsula over the past half century.