Ukraine War Day #78: Marganets Dam At Risk

Dear Readers:

Just a quickie today, which is another “boring” infrastructure story. I could post about something more exciting like the Adventure of Snake Island, but everybody and their grandma already did that. Well, just in case you didn’t hear about it, here is a quick summary: Georgina, a 10-year-old tomboy who likes to be called George, owns her own island (her parents are rich but distant and unloving). It’s a nice place, except for the secret NATO biolaboratories, and the fact that the place is teeming with deadly snakes. Nonetheless, George and her dog Timmy, who is some kind of lab-chihuahua-poodle mix, love to row out to the island and stomp around with a picnic basket. Then one day George’s unloving parents force her to greet her unwanted cousins, Julian, Dick and Annie. She is supposed to entertain them for the rest of the summer. These spoiled brats, upon learning about George’s island, insist on checking it out, so they pack a huge picnic basket with lots of sandwiches, scones, great lashes of ginger beers, jawbreakers and the like, and pile into George’s rowboat. George still has to do all the rowing, while her lazy cousins just bicker and crack witticisms. Upon landing on the island, all of a sudden, out of literally nowhere, they are struck by a Russian guided cruise missile, then everything just goes poof. Nothing is left of them, not even a hair from the tail of poor old Timmy.

Why Too Much H2O Can Be A Bad Thing

This story is from April 30, which seems like a long time ago, but the news is still worrisome. And gets to the heart of the entire “scorched earth” attitude of the Kiev regime. The reporter is Anna Bezrukova.

In the city of Marganets, in the Dnepropetrovsk Oblast, Ukrainian Nationalist militants have (allegedly) placed mines around the dam of the Nikolaev Reservoir. This is according to the Russian Ministry of Defense.

In this map of Dnepropetrovsk Oblast, you will see the city of Marganets just a bit to the Northeast of Nikopol, which is the pink circle at the very bottom.

Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev reported on the mining of the dam and worried about its consequences. The Ukrainians are prepared to blow the dam if Russian troops approach too close to Dnipro. If that were to happen, then populated settlements around 45,000 people, would be flooded and submerged. Such a flooding would also damage the system of canals and water pipes. Which could also lead to water contamination and epidemic of infectious diseases.

Just something to watch for. This has not become an issue yet, because the Russian troops have not (yet) turned in the Nikopol/Krivoy Rog direction; currently they have bigger fish to fry further south.

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6 Responses to Ukraine War Day #78: Marganets Dam At Risk

  1. colliemum says:

    I hate stories in which dogs get killed …

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    • yalensis says:

      Okay, we’ll fix the ending. Julian, Dick. Annie, and Georgina all get blowed up real good. But Timmy escapes by a whisker and swims away from Snake Island. He is a terrier, hence a strong swimmer, and makes it back home, with barely a bruise. His “grandparents” are so happy to see him alive that they reward him with an extra biscuit and a lamb bone. Happy endings all round!

      THE END

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  2. nicolaavery says:

    How barbaric to even think of doing it knowing the consequences. Like the Pentagon creating tsunamis with NZ. Thank goodness there are decent humans on this planet too

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    • yalensis says:

      I know. I lay awake at night sometimes worrying about these things, like, “Will they blow up the dam? Will they blow up the bridge?” It’s irrational, but I can’t help myself.

      We’ll just have to wait and see if the Ukrainians do blow that dam, or maybe they get chased away before they have time to set the fuses. Otherwise, a lot of people are going to get washed away in a big flood.

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