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The largest lake of the Crimea

In the great salt lake in Crimea Sasyk-Syvash the threat of the erosion of the separation of the dam.

As told in a press-service GU of Goschs in the ARC, this threat is created because of difficult weather conditions – a storm of northeast wind and wave height up to 1.5 m.

“due to overturning waves in narrow sections of the seawall detected erosion body of the dike. Sections of the dam on the crest of a blade of the dam relative to the water level be 0.35 m”, – stressed in the Department.

Due to the threat of an emergency man-made disasters on 16 April in Saki was held a meeting of the Commission of TEB and an emergency, a headquarters was set up to lead and take quick action to prevent erosion of the separation of the dam lake. Following the meeting adopted operational measures to prevent erosion of the separation of damaged parts of the dam, and also agreed to allocate engineering equipment and staff.

On the morning of April 17 at opposite ends of the seawall began the rescue operation on bedding stone, gravel and sand bags in the most dangerous parts.

Just worked at a place 85 personnel and 10 units of engineering and auxiliary equipment. Using dump trucks to narrow sections of the dam brought more than 40 tons of sand in bags and the same large Continue reading