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Extremely low flow of the Kuban river (Russia, Krasnodar Region)

The catastrophic and never seen low water flow of the Kuban River, combined with the predicted very hot second half of summer, caused a deterioration of the water quality in the Krasnodar reservoir and a threat to the sturgeon broodstock of the Kubanbioresursi State Regional Centre of Sturgeon Gene pool Conservation; the situation of other federal sturgeon hatcheries in the lower reaches of the Kuban River is even worse. All the staff with the help also of the firefighters managed to save the precious animals, supplying water to the ponds and cleaning the canals in the water reservoir. Anyway, attention will remain high until the end of September.