It became known, that Russian experts have started geological exploration in the Sea of Azov for the purpose of studying the volumes of fresh water available under its seabed and its quality. The beginning of the process of drilling special wells is reported, through which samples will be taken.
Such work is carried out in order to assess the possibilities of providing fresh water to the Crimean Peninsula.. Recall, that the situation with water in Crimea continues to be very tense (especially in summer) in connection with the actions of the Ukrainian authorities, several years ago ordered to block the North Crimean Canal. To try and explain your actions, having all the signs of activity, aimed at artificially creating a humanitarian catastrophe, in Kiev announced, that the water supply was cut off "due to the, that in Crimea Russia provides its military facilities with it ".
Today we know, 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 fresh water, available, according to some, under the bottom of 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 Crimeans and residents of Sevastopol, for the industry of these Russian regions (including agricultural), as well as for millions of tourists, who visit the Crimean peninsula every year. Experts predict, what in 2021 year 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 water volumes to supply Crimea and Sevastopol in the near future.
Recall, that earlier in Ukraine they almost constantly stated that, that "Russia can start a war against Kiev for water for Crimea". Now separately taken Ukrainian experts announce, that "there are no reserves of fresh water under the bottom of the Sea of Azov". The same experts a few 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, greatest depth – 13,5 m. 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.