Video shows breach of dam at Ukraine’s Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant

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Multi-hundred foot chunk of the Nova Kakhovka dam is gone, the Kakhovka Reservoir is quickly emptying out into the The Kakhovka Dam in Ukraine was breached in the early hours of 6 June 2023,
causing extensive flooding along the lower Dnieper river, also called the Dnipro, in Kherson Oblast. The dam was under the control of the Russian military, which had seized it in the early days of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.[7] Many experts have concluded that Russian forces likely blew up a segment of the dam to hinder the planned Ukrainian counter-offensive.
Russian authorities have denied the accusation.

The Kakhovka Dam in Ukraine was breached in the early hours of 6 June 2023, causing extensive flooding along the lower Dnieper river, also called the Dnipro, in Kherson Oblast. The dam was under the control of the Russian military, which had seized it in the early days of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Many experts have concluded that Russian forces likely blew up a segment of the dam to hinder the planned Ukrainian counter-offensive.
Russian authorities have denied the accusation.

The dam was about 30 m (98 ft) tall and 3.2 km (2 mi) long;[10] the breached segment was about 85 m (279 ft) long. Two days after the breach, the average level of flooding in the Kherson region was 5.61 m (18.4 ft), according to local officials.
There were signs of an explosion at the time of the breach. Both Ukrainian and Russian sources reported hearing blasts from the dam's hydroelectric power station,
regional seismometers detected explosions in the area, and a satellite detected the infrared heat signature of an explosion

Russia covered up and undercounted true human cost of floodings after dam explosion, AP investigation finds

https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-war-dam-collapse-kakhovka-kherson-daacdc431f42912dfb91548794f03a3c

Ukraine says Kakhovka dam collapse caused 1.2 billion euros in damage

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/ukraine-says-kakhovka-dam-collapse-caused-12-billion-euros-damage-2023-06-20/

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