Drilling of wells has begun in the Sea of ​​Azov to study possible reserves of fresh water for Crimea

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It became known that Russian specialists have started geological exploration in the Sea of ​​Azov to study the volumes of fresh water and its quality under its seabed. It is reported about the beginning of the process of drilling special wells through which samples will be taken.

This work is carried out to assess the possibilities for providing fresh water to the Crimean peninsula. Recall that the situation with water in Crimea continues to remain very tense (especially in the summer) in connection with the actions of the Ukrainian authorities, who several years ago ordered to block the North Crimean Canal. To try to explain their actions, which have all the signs of activities aimed at artificially creating a humanitarian catastrophe, Kiev announced that the water supply had been cut off "due to the fact that Russia provides its military facilities in Crimea with it."



Today it is known that a special vessel is conducting research drilling in the Sea of ​​Azov.
According to the latest data, drilling will be completed within the next few days, after which Russian specialists will analyze the fresh water available, according to some sources, under the Sea of ​​Azov. The parameters of water reserves will also be studied.

The results will be presented in early July this year.

This work is extremely important for the Crimeans and residents of Sevastopol, for the industry of these Russian regions (including agriculture), as well as for the millions of tourists who visit the Crimean peninsula every year. Experts predict that in 2021 Crimea can receive the maximum number of tourists in recent years. At the moment, the peninsula is provided with water resources, but the growth of industrial and tourist activity requires an increase in the volume of water to supply Crimea and Sevastopol in the near future.

We will remind that earlier in Ukraine it was almost constantly stated that "Russia can start a war against Kiev for water for the Crimea." Now separately taken Ukrainian experts declare that “there are no fresh water reserves under the bottom of the Sea of ​​Azov”. The same experts several years ago argued that "it is impossible to build a bridge across the Kerch Strait."

For reference: the Azov Sea has an average depth of about 7,5 m, the greatest depth is 13,5 m. It is assumed that the water horizon is at a depth of several tens of meters under the bottom of this sea in various parts of its water area.
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    1. +20
      22 May 2021
      They will solve the problem with water. As they decided with electricity, transport, food, etc. There is no doubt about it.
      1. +5
        22 May 2021
        Quote: Fungus
        They will solve the problem with water. As they decided with electricity, transport, food, etc. There is no doubt about it.

        I agree . hi We will solve everything and the problem with water as well! The main thing is that the Kerch Bridge works and trains run around the clock.
        1. +1
          22 May 2021
          - It is assumed that the water horizon is located at a depth of several tens of meters under the bottom of this sea in various parts of its water area.
          40 +/- 5 m. Your bets, gentlemen.
          1. +3
            22 May 2021
            Quote: knn54
            - It is assumed that the water horizon is located at a depth of several tens of meters under the bottom of this sea in various parts of its water area.
            40 +/- 5 m. Your bets, gentlemen.

            No matter how much, the main thing is what happens. We can only wish you success in solving this problem.
            1. -3
              22 May 2021
              Quote: Nyrobsky
              Quote: knn54
              - It is assumed that the water horizon is located at a depth of several tens of meters under the bottom of this sea in various parts of its water area.
              40 +/- 5 m. Your bets, gentlemen.

              No matter how much, the main thing is what happens. We can only wish you success in solving this problem.

              The water was pumped out, but what instead of fresh water? Dips and deepening of the Sea of ​​Azov?))
              1. +7
                22 May 2021
                Quote: BecmepH

                The water was pumped out, but what instead of fresh water? Dips and deepening of the Sea of ​​Azov?))

                What are the dips and grooves? sad
                There is not a closed reservoir, but an aquifer - that is, an underground river.
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                2. -4
                  22 May 2021
                  Quote: Nyrobsky
                  Quote: BecmepH

                  The water was pumped out, but what instead of fresh water? Dips and deepening of the Sea of ​​Azov?))

                  What are the dips and grooves? sad
                  There is not a closed reservoir, but an aquifer - that is, an underground river.

                  River, you say? Have you already done the research?
                  But I've read that there is an underwater lake. And not one! Pumped it out and what's next?
                  Friends, you do not stupidly "minus", but argue. Stupidly "minus" put anyone ... can))
                  1. +3
                    22 May 2021
                    Quote: BecmepH
                    Friends, you do not stupidly "minus", but argue. Stupidly "minus" put anyone ... can))
                    Interestingly you ask the argumentation. When you are given arguments, then you switch to a person of the type -
                    Quote: BecmepH
                    River, you say? Have you already done the research?
                    But I've read that there is an underwater lake. And not one! Pumped it out and what's next?

                    I myself did not conduct any research, tk. for this there are those who are engaged in this professionally, and judging by the studies published by them, there is not even a river under the Crimea, but rivers that carry up to 1 million cubic meters of fresh water into the sea per day. More details can be found here -
                    https://www.nkj.ru/archive/articles/39221/
                    1. 0
                      22 May 2021
                      Quote: Nyrobsky
                      and judging by the studies published by them, not even a river near the Crimea, but rivers that carry up to 1 million cubic meters of fresh water per day into the sea.

                      Here's what I read:
                      At first glance, it may seem that under the Sea of ​​Azov there is immediately a continuous aquifer, the whole ocean which is easy enough to drill. From a distance, this scheme can be viewed as a basin of salt water (the Sea of ​​Azov) that floats in a bath of fresh water, and therefore there is confidence that everything is simple. In fact, the supposed freshwater ocean under the Sea of ​​Azov is a network of local reservoirs ("lenses") with a limited amount of fresh water sufficient to meet the needs of the inhabitants of the Kerch and Taman peninsulas or the entire Crimea. In general, based on approximate data from Soviet times, the total volume of life-giving moisture reserves is estimated at 100 cubic kilometers. According to the results of 2020, the need for water in Crimea is 1,5 cubic kilometers.

              2. +1
                22 May 2021
                Quote: BecmepH
                The water was pumped out, but what instead of fresh water? Dips and deepening Sea of ​​Azov?))

                ===
                the possible deepening of the sea due to pumping should be beneficial for the sea as a whole, and for flora and fauna. although the climate is changing, severe and prolonged droughts and river shallowing could negatively affect the size and occupancy.
              3. 0
                23 May 2021
                OOPS! Isn't this the trick of the technologies of sea digging lost by the proto-ukras? laughing
            2. -2
              23 May 2021
              Quote: Nyrobsky
              Quote: knn54
              - It is assumed that the water horizon is located at a depth of several tens of meters under the bottom of this sea in various parts of its water area.
              40 +/- 5 m. Your bets, gentlemen.

              No matter how much, the main thing is what happens. We can only wish you success in solving this problem.

              We will definitely decide and not decided that!
          2. 0
            22 May 2021
            Quote: knn54
            40 +/- 5 m. Your bets, gentlemen.

            "±"? The “+” here is that the water under the Sea of ​​Azov can be quite shallow. "-" is the aspect that the extraction of water "from under the Azov" can cause some kind of chain reaction in the already used aquifers under the peninsula.
            There (in the USSR) in the institutes were quite "not stupid" uncles and aunts, if they recognized the construction of the SCC as the most optimal solution. The late Muammar Gaddafi in Libya was able for 23 years:

            Who will be in power for 2024 years in 24? Maybe it was time to take some kind of political (strong-willed, guaranteed, May, economic) decision to provide Crimea with fresh water ONCE AND FOREVER outside the "wishlist" of the Ukrainian authorities? And for the Russians to open the opportunity to fully use the possibilities of the peninsula as places of rest, treatment, a source of agricultural products (w / m base), and for the local population - a place of dignified life without restrictions on water consumption ...
      2. +6
        22 May 2021
        The problem with the hysteria of Ukrainian experts will not be resolved.
        The more successes will be in Crimea, the stronger the hysteria in Ukraine.
        It is necessary to introduce desalination plants in parallel ... Israel, Saudi Arabia have developments in this area.
        1. +20
          22 May 2021
          Quote: Lech from Android.
          It is necessary to introduce desalination plants in parallel ...

          leaks in the networks of water supply systems of cities, first of all, it is necessary to eliminate it - this will add more 50% water... Why change the old worn-out nets from the times of King Peas.

          Plus, build modern treatment facilities and prudently use treated wastewater for technical purposes.

          Plus a careful record of consumption (meters) and suppression of theft.

          All this, in a complex, is a huge volume of water ...
          1. +8
            22 May 2021
            Quote: Olgovich
            Why change the old worn-out nets from the times of King Peas.

            On my street (Sevastopol) they built a road, changed the water supply. The original water conduit was laid by captured Romanians ... Somewhere in 1948-49 ..
            1. +5
              22 May 2021
              It looks like aqueducts are synonymous with eternity ... For example, the Aqua Virgo aqueduct, built in 19 BC. e., "still slaves of Rome" is still in effect. True, since then it was renamed Aquedotto Vergina and in 1961 the water in it was recognized as polluted. But even today it works - it supplies water to the fountains of Rome. And from your comment I see that from the Romanians, those still descendants of the Romans turned out)
              1. +4
                22 May 2021
                The Romanians built a lot of things after the war in Sevastopol, though as prisoners, in fact slaves! Captive descendants of the Romans ...
          2. 0
            22 May 2021
            Quote: Olgovich
            Why change the old worn-out nets from the times of King Peas.

            Leonida, I would say)))
          3. +4
            22 May 2021
            Olgovich. Dear me, it seems easier to solve the problem with Kherson.) They like Russians.) Not everything is true, but mostly.
            1. +1
              22 May 2021
              Quote: Oleg Aviator
              Dear, it seems to me easier to solve the problem with Kherson.

              Like, the rocket brigade of "Tornadoes" and "Grad" will drill the bottom all the way to Kherson?
          4. +5
            22 May 2021
            Quote: Olgovich
            All this, in a complex, is a huge volume of water ...

            I will add to this that in the steppe Crimea, many natural reservoirs are overgrown with reeds and, as a source of fresh water, are lost. after the arrival of the Dnieper water, they stopped cleaning such lakes even in cities. Taking into account the fact that summer showers bring a lot of fresh water, right up to the flooding of Simferopol, a normal catchment area will partially solve the problem of water scarcity if it is seriously addressed. And then there will be no need to look for water in the Sea of ​​Azov - our own wells will be enough if they are restored in the same quantity in which they were in the sixties. Of course, it will be good if they find fresh water in the Sea of ​​Azov, but I'm afraid that as soon as they start pumping it out, salt sea water will gradually replace it, and the fresh water source will lose its attractiveness. This happened in Crimean villages located near the Sea of ​​Azov, when aquifers at a depth of 20-50 meters began to deplete due to abundant irrigation, and they were replaced by salt water, which led to a shortage of fresh water in those areas and soil salinization. So, not everything is so unambiguous with the aquifers under the Sea of ​​Azov - how nature will behave, I think no one can predict for sure now ..
            1. 0
              23 May 2021
              Quote: ccsr
              So, not everything is so unambiguous with the aquifers under the Sea of ​​Azov - how nature will behave, I think no one can predict for sure now ..

              That's right, we look forward to the results of drilling and research.
        2. +8
          22 May 2021
          Desalination is from hopelessness, when there are no other options, because it is an expensive pleasure.
          1. +4
            22 May 2021
            Desalination works with a nuclear power plant. If it had started in 15, then the issue of drinking water and its own generation would have been removed now. Moreover, the sites have been explored for 4 blocks, there are foundations on 2 blocks (for the second, even today it is built, on the first it is necessary to destroy the old skeleton of the station).
            1. Don't write these scary words (drinking water question). A year, probably, has not passed, as there was an article about the laying of water pipes by pipe troops in the Crimea. I, too, mentioned that it is problemma (from the words of a comrade living in Sovetsky).
              So they wrote to me so many "minuses"! No, it turns out, there are no problems. And Aksenov's quote from the newspaper did not help!
              And now look how - it turns out you need to drill.
              1. +2
                22 May 2021
                Quote: Leader of the Redskins
                A year, probably, has not passed, as there was an article about the laying of water pipes by pipe troops in the Crimea. I, too, mentioned that this is a problem (from the words of a comrade living in Sovetsky).
                So they wrote to me so many "minuses"! No, it turns out, there are no problems. And Aksenov's quote from the newspaper did not help!
                And now look how - it turns out you need to drill.

                The problem exists. In the mountainous and foothill regions of the Crimea, it is even less so, but the steppe Crimea is not very well supplied with fresh water ... And there are many enterprises of the chemical industry. Titan, for example. And agriculture is not very prosperous without water ... Our dear friends. They spilled some water to brothers and sisters near Crimea and Sevastopol ... Here it is brotherly love !!!
            2. 0
              22 May 2021
              Can you give a more detailed description of how a nuclear power plant produces fresh water? I don't understand the physics of the process.
              Or is a nuclear power plant needed to generate energy that will be used for desalination?
              1. +3
                22 May 2021
                NPPs stable generation of cheap energy => desalination plants are stable consumers of this energy 24/7.
                If you use all sorts of local rapidly expanding gas stations and electricity from the Kuban, then yes, desalinated water will come out much more expensive in cost.
                1. +3
                  22 May 2021
                  When using even cheap energy, and using little salty Azov water, the price of a cube of water will be 70-80 rubles at best. This is the price of production, without delivery to the consumer, i.e. in the payment order for the consumer will be more expensive.
                  Here's what the Germans write about it
                  https://www.dw.com/ru/opresnenie-vody-v-krymu-kak-dorogo-ono-obojdetsja-rossii/a-56399577
                  And this is the statement of the head of Crimea
                  https://crimea.ria.ru/society/20201102/1118894625/Aksenov-nazval-stoimost-kubometra-opresnennoy-vody.html
                  You can drink such water, but it will be expensive to water the garden.
                  1. -1
                    22 May 2021
                    Quote: Popandos
                    When using even cheap energy, and using little salty Azov water, the price of a cube of water will be 70-80 rubles at best. This is the price of production, without delivery to the consumer, i.e. in the payment order for the consumer will be more expensive.

                    In Novorossiysk, without desalination, the price per cubic meter of water costs 96 rubles. Hot is more expensive.
                    1. +1
                      22 May 2021
                      It is cheaper in Krasnodyr, I live in the village, we have 37 per cubic meter.
                      1. 0
                        22 May 2021
                        Quote: Popandos
                        It is cheaper in Krasnodyr, I live in the village, we have 37 per cubic meter.

                        Ha. In the Urals, where the waters are heaped up, the water in the rural water supply system (the village has its own artesian wells without purification) is 78 rubles / cubic meter. And she has to water.
              2. +1
                22 May 2021
                Quote: Popandos
                Can you give a more detailed description of how a nuclear power plant produces fresh water? I don't understand the physics of the process.
                Or is a nuclear power plant needed to generate energy that will be used for desalination?

                ===
                the city of shevchenko kaz.ssr, where an atomic water desalination plant was built https://www.iaea.org/sites/default/files/32305464953_ru.pdf
                1. -5
                  22 May 2021
                  A question for you personally, are you ready to pour some water from the third cooling circuit of the nuclear power plant for your children?
                  That is why such a desalination plant is the only one on the planet.
                  1. 0
                    22 May 2021
                    Quote: Popandos
                    A question for you personally, are you ready to pour some water from the third cooling circuit of the nuclear power plant for your children?
                    That is why such a desalination plant is the only one on the planet.

                    ===
                    I do not understand what you mean. if about Shevchenko, then I lived there for 9 years. and now ordinary people live there, and the city is developing.
                    1. -2
                      23 May 2021
                      Thank God, Soviet engineers and workers, but still there is a risk in such a desalination system. Therefore, this method has not found distribution in the world.
                      1. 0
                        24 May 2021
                        Quote: Popandos
                        Thank God, Soviet engineers and workers, but still there is a risk in such a desalination system. Therefore, this method has not been found in the world. Spread.

                        ===
                        you are confusing something, the method works and develops (japan / korea / india), especially given the shortage of water in the near future
              3. 0
                22 May 2021
                Quote: Popandos
                Can you give a more detailed description of how a nuclear power plant produces fresh water? I don't understand the physics of the process.

                There, the process is simple to disgrace (the principle of the moonshine still wink)
                One ma-a-a-a-lazy nuance: where do we put sea salt, which in each cubic meter of water is about 30 kg? belay
                1. +1
                  23 May 2021
                  And you also have to constantly change the heat exchanger, since this salt will precipitate in it.
                  There are a lot of nuances in this seemingly simple process.
                  1. +2
                    23 May 2021
                    Israel's experience can come in handy.
            3. 0
              22 May 2021
              Quote: donavi49
              If it had started in 15, the issue of drinking water and its own generation would have been removed by now. Moreover, the sites have been explored for 4 blocks, there are foundations on 2 blocks (for the second, even today it is built, on the first it is necessary to destroy the old skeleton of the station).

              Moreover, in Russia:
              T-15MD tokamak thermonuclear installation launched in Russia

              https://iz.ru/1165594/2021-05-18/v-rossii-zapustili-termoiadernuiu-ustanovku-tokamak-t-15md
        3. +1
          22 May 2021
          Something u.k.r. you have not yet howled about drilling. Or are they preparing? At the same time, they will announce the need for the NATO fleet to patrol the Sea of ​​Azov to protect it from the "aggressor".
    2. +7
      22 May 2021
      Good luck to Russian geologists. Find water. good I can imagine what a howl will be from the "black sea diggers" in case of success.
      1. +8
        22 May 2021
        Quote: Ash Poseidon
        I can imagine what a howl will be from the "black sea diggers" in case of success.

        Let them choke! In general, it would not hurt to register all fresh water resources and strictly monitor that these waters do not pollute. If there is a "catavasia" given the current incomprehensible climatic changes, the war for fresh water will be fiercer than the war for oil.
        1. +1
          22 May 2021
          All fresh water resources have been registered for a long time and are being monitored so that they are not polluted. ))
      2. +1
        22 May 2021
        Quote: Ash Poseidon
        I can imagine what a howl will be from the "black sea diggers" in case of success.

        And what, still no one has said that future water production in the Sea of ​​Azov will respond to an ecological disaster in Iceland? It's even strange somehow.
      3. +2
        22 May 2021
        Quote: Ash Poseidon
        Good luck to Russian geologists. Find water.

        Do you think the aquifers (underground seas and rivers of fresh water) under the Sea of ​​Azov and under the Crimean peninsula can be interconnected? belay
        Yes, if the issue were solved so simply ...
        1. 0
          23 May 2021
          In 2013, 1553,78 million cubic meters were supplied to Crimea, while the total transport losses for evaporation and filtration into underground aquifers for the year amounted to 695,3 million cubic meters - can you imagine how much water has gone into underground horizons over tens of years?
    3. +3
      22 May 2021
      Destroy the dam, let them howl! And then they live as parasites on foreign lands, and they shit for us!
      1. +1
        22 May 2021
        Quote: Thrifty
        Destroy the dam, let them howl! And then they live as parasites on foreign lands, and they shit for us!

        Then it would be easier to block the upper reaches of the Dnieper, as Zhirinovsky suggests. This will be much more painful.
        1. +2
          22 May 2021
          Well, it is unlikely that it will be possible to block it, rather redirect
      2. +1
        22 May 2021

        Thrifty
        Today, 06: 55
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        +2
        Destroy the dam, let them howl! And then they live as parasites on foreign lands, and they shit for us!
        It was infa that this dam was very leaky, and if Aliki did not start repairing it - and where is the money, Zin! - then it will fall apart by itself.
      3. +4
        22 May 2021
        The water quality is reported from the field to be disgusting in that canal. Maybe it’s for the best that shit doesn’t go half an inch on that channel? The problem of providing water of proper quality, as we see, is already being solved.
      4. +1
        22 May 2021
        Quote: Thrifty
        Destroy the dam, let them howl!

        And there the question can be posed as an ultimatum: either water or gas. There are so many opportunities to put in a pose of "especially independent" that you can be surprised for a long time, while we were silent.
    4. +3
      22 May 2021
      Just one question, why potential Petrov and Boshirov for so many years could not do so that the dam would suddenly self-destruct?
      1. 0
        23 May 2021
        They will restore it, if they managed to dig the Black Sea ... wassat
      2. 0
        23 May 2021
        She herself quietly collapses. Soon and without Petrov it will flow
    5. -6
      22 May 2021
      Why drill when you can get creative with desalination?
      Build data centers and mining farms that will bring income to the federal budget, and use the heat to desalinate water.
    6. +1
      22 May 2021
      God help guys, you are doing a good deed.
      And I hope that those responsible for the water blockade of the people of Crimea will still suffer deserved retribution!
    7. -1
      22 May 2021
      how does a special well differ from a conventional one? both there and there the result is the same
    8. +1
      22 May 2021
      And they drilled deeper. There is a good grain in this idea and, if possible, it will be inexpensive and tasteful. Watermakers will be more expensive ...
    9. +1
      22 May 2021
      I don’t understand anything about this, but many say that drilling in the Azov and Crimea territory can lead to the formation of salt marshes on the peninsula and in the Azov lands. There is little truthful and real information on this issue. Everything is under a dense veil. It remains to cross your fingers.
      1. 0
        22 May 2021
        They will drill under the waters of the Sea of ​​Azov, where fresh water from the Don accumulates under a layer of silt, flowing into the Black Sea ...
        1. 0
          23 May 2021
          Is there water under a layer of silt? This is something new
          1. -1
            23 May 2021
            Underground aquifers are formed just like that, if anything ... hi
    10. -2
      23 May 2021
      There will be no water Tsar-Father will be angry. Or will you mow for fools again for 5 years?
    11. +3
      23 May 2021
      all options for providing water are suitable ..... you can give water this way - give it this way
    12. 0
      23 May 2021
      the problem could be solved with minimal costs in 2014, but the Kremlin compradors decided to go over the rake again, as a result - the sluggish 7th year of the genocide of the Russians in the Donbass, and the ecological arctic fox in the Crimea as a result of the incompetent rule of the rower on the gallery.
    13. +1
      23 May 2021
      Quote: Fungus
      There is no doubt about it.

      Among other things, the "price of the issue" is also important, of course, water from the Dnieper would be the cheapest.
      A lot of water is needed for industrial and agricultural needs.
      1. 0
        23 May 2021
        Now it is no longer a fact that the Dnieper water would be the cheapest. These fellow countrymen will take off three skins, and take out their soul, and in the sowing season they will also cut off the water "for the prevention of ball valves"
      2. -1
        23 May 2021
        Initially, nature did not provide for the supply of water from the Dnieper to the Crimea and, now, the inhabitants of the Crimea solve this problem in a natural way, on their own, and when it is solved, the Crimeans will be happy and the banderlog will be despondent ... drinks
    14. +1
      23 May 2021
      I think that the problem of water supply to Crimea will be solved, first of all, by creating new reservoirs and maximizing the collection of all precipitation, as well as updating the infrastructure to eliminate water losses in the supply systems. Now more than 50% of water is lost during its use; it simply flows through leaky pipelines.
      It will be more difficult with water for agriculture. Rice will definitely not be able to grow.

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