The boss of the hydroelectric power plant operator Ukrhidroenergo, Ihor Syrota, has warned of a water shortage. The water level in the reservoir near Kachowka sink about a meter a day. “The level is already at 12.50 meters, which is below the dead point of 12.70 meters”, says Syrota on Ukrainian television. This means that no more water can be taken to supply drinking water to the surrounding villages and to cool the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant on the south bank of the Kakhovka reservoir. He estimates that this trend will continue for another week. If the dam is destroyed to the core, the level could drop to up to 3 meters. This means that the Dnipro will return to its original riverbed before it was dammed.