Found a way to reliably provide Crimea with water

Crimea, to one degree or another, has been experiencing difficulties with water supply since 2014, when the Ukrainian authorities blocked the North Crimean Canal, through which water flowed from the Dnieper to the peninsula. Moreover, the most difficult situation is observed in the northern and eastern regions of Crimea.

In this regard, Crimean scientists from the Crimean Scientific Research Institute of Agriculture (NIISHK) proposed a way out of a difficult situation. They believe that Russia has equipment that can help detect water and other useful resources at decent depths and possibly in large quantities. We are talking about depths up to a thousand or more meters. About this at a press conference in Simferopol, the director of NIISHK, Vladimir Pashtetskiy, spoke in detail.

According to Pashtetskiy, the time has come to scan the whole Crimea not at 200-300 meters of depth, but at 1000 meters or more. Water search at such a depth is possible by space, air and ground reconnaissance methods.

He spoke about the successful experiment, which was carried out seven years ago in the Bakhchisarai district (i.e., even under Ukraine). Then, experts drilled three wells up to 1000 meters deep. As a result, water was found in volumes sufficient to fully support the three villages. And there are about a dozen such wells on the peninsula.

Based on this, we have prepared a serious project and program, within the framework of which, together with the Sevastopol State University, we are going to conduct another study. Today it’s time to “scan” Crimea with new methods and new equipment to find the water that can be enough for drinking in Crimea

- said Pashtetskiy.

Pashtetskiy added that this technology it has already been submitted to the government (without specifying Russia or the Crimea) and there is an active discussion of financing research and development work to identify areas with "deep waters" for drilling test wells throughout Crimea.

The scientist does not hide that prospecting will require certain financial investments. However, the found volumes of water will be able to recoup any costs, and most importantly - forever or for a very significant time, save the inhabitants of the peninsula from water scarcity.

And it is difficult to disagree with the director of NIISHK, especially if such volumes of water are found that will help people not just “get drunk”, but also prove to be at least a little useful for agriculture. Although it will be more difficult, because the water is full of various minerals and other substances that are not always useful.

In any case, the search for water in the Crimea will be slightly more expensive than similar ones. research on the moon, for which money was apparently found.
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  1. You can still take the Dnieper from Ukraine, directly to the Crimea, through the Don and the aqueduct.
    1. greenchelman Offline greenchelman
      greenchelman (Grigory Tarasenko) 21 February 2019 19: 59
      It will be more difficult than flying to the moon ... The Dnieper has a colossal drain ...
  2. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
    Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 21 February 2019 20: 59
    "Drill". In general, it is strange that no one remembers the story of "drilling" which took place back in the days of the USSR. Then, too, first of all, they decided to look for water for the Crimea in its depths. We drilled a bunch of wells and voila! the water has gone! We began to rejoice at the solution of the problem .... but, as it turned out, it was too early. Literally a year later, they noticed that the salinity of the water supplied from the wells began to grow and soon it turned out to be unsuitable for drinking and irrigation. They carried out research and it turned out that the pumped out water is replaced by sea water, filtering through the porous rock that makes up the Crimean peninsula. The tale is over. It may be possible to find water at very great depths, but as the author correctly writes, it must be checked, the fact is that at great depths water is generally unsuitable for use due to the high content of minerals dissolved in it.
  3. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 21 February 2019 21: 34
    And why is the desalination plant project not considered? The connection of the NPP with a desalination plant does not significantly increase the cost of production and makes it possible to desalinate up to 170 thousand cubic meters of water per day. In any case, this is what RosAtom claims. In Soviet times, the needs for fresh water in the city of Shevchenko (now Aktau) were fully provided by an atomic desalination plant. A pair of NPP units in combination with a desalination plant may well help solve the problem of water supply.
    1. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
      Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 21 February 2019 22: 44
      Absolutely, desalination is the only real way. In Malta, 2/3 of all water is obtained by reverse osmosis.
  4. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 22 February 2019 07: 15
    - What are the global problems ... - Everything is so topical ... real ... actual ...
    -But personally, he always killed me ..., he kills and the fact will continue to kill me ...
    -How ... how ... like ... -such squalor ...- "Crimea" (Crimean Khanate) ... without water .., without good fertile land (solid scorched barren land) .., without any or other necessary vital resources ... -suddenly he made raids on Russia for centuries ..., constantly robbed ..., ravaged ..., drove whole generations of Slavic peoples into slavery (millions of Slavs were driven into slavery over several centuries) ... -Not to be confused with Ottoman Turkey ... -there is a separate story and also its own similar "tragic arithmetic" ... -it is about the Crimea ... -Because even under Peter the Great, Russia paid tribute to the Crimean Khanate ... -Immediately I remember K. Chukovsky's children's fairy tale about "cockroach-cockroach" ... -Hahah ...
    Such a shame ... - such ... brother ... business ...
    -And today this Crimea again began to "demand tribute" ... -Is it really so difficult and painful ... -Then it is not necessary to lay gas pipelines on the seabed ... but it is time to build fresh water pipelines along the seabed ...
    -The Chinese out there easily "pour-create" new islands ... -and where do they get fresh water ... -I can't hear something .. so that they bother about this ... -Wouldn't they bother and with Crimea ... - they would have solved the problem at once ... - just give them this "islet-peninsula" ... - they just lick their lips and do everything in one fell swoop ... - - Hahah ...
  5. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 22 February 2019 08: 33
  6. sergeu2 Offline sergeu2
    sergeu2 (sergeu) 22 February 2019 11: 55
    they are looking for how much more from the budget to rob
  7. master2 Offline master2
    master2 (Zhora) 23 February 2019 13: 18
    Water from wells is not suitable for consumption and irrigation, except as technical.