: Rising Black Sea levels threaten popular resort town in Ukraine
Society11:18 May. 22, 2016

Rising Black Sea levels threaten popular resort town in Ukraine

Kobleve officials look for funds to start constructing levees

One of the most popular tourist areas in Ukraine is under threat. The small resort town of Kobleve on the shores of the Black Sea is sounding an alarm. The sea levels are rising, causing the water to creep out of its banks causing major concern for businesses and residences along its coastline.

Read also High level of salt turn Odesa canal blood red

Locals say this beach disappeared during the winter storms, and now the buildings are standing extremely close to water.

Oleksandr Zolotov, local resident: "The waves were really strong, the water washed everything off up until there."

Kobleve officials claim they are trying to figure out ways to protect what is left. The beach territory was increased by moving several buildings back. Although most of the shoreline remains fairly at the same level, ecologists say the Black sea waters are steadily swallowing the sand near Kobleve.

Oleh Derkach, ecologist: "The beaches are almost destroyed, because the configuration was changed. We need to stop digging for sand and stop building things chaotically."

Read also Ukraine's forests under attack as illegal amber mines mushroom

The town administration supports the efforts to build levees or dams. They say they are currently in the process of raising funds for construction.

comments powered by Disqus


Society13:52 Dec. 29, 2016
Learn Ukrainian history with us!
Society13:32 Dec. 29, 2016
"Our analog broadcasting license could be withdrawn" - Tkachenko
Society12:43 Dec. 29, 2016
Canada launches grant for rehabilitating workers in Ukraine
Society14:50 Dec. 28, 2016
Czech Republic moves to counter Kremlin fakes
Society13:25 Dec. 28, 2016
Russia plane crash: Faulty wing flaps possibly to blame
Subscribe to receive regular email updates about Ukraine and Eastern Europe