Because the flow of water from the Kama tributaries was reduced three times, meteorologists also recorded a hydrological drought. There is practically no rain in the central and southern regions of the region. There has not been such a drought here for 140 years, since the beginning of regular weather observations in the Kama region. Thunderstorms and showers occur mainly in the northern territories of the taiga and in the east of the region – in the foothills of the Urals. And agricultural areas ran out of water. Today, the difference between the northern and southern territories of the region has reached 23 degrees, as in the north the rains have cooled the air to 11 degrees, and in the south the heat coming from Bashkiria warmed the atmosphere to 34 degrees.
The dry weather has prompted local authorities to declare emergency situations in thirteen districts as crops are dying from the heat in the fields. And fodder for the winter for livestock will be acquired – about a quarter of the required volume. Obviously, this will lead to significant financial losses for agricultural producers.
– There will be no hay, no fodder, I will have to put a herd of cows under the knife, – says the farmer Nikolai Reztsov. – Last year was very good for agriculture, but this summer was very dry.
In some reservoirs, the fish began to die from the heat. On the shallow banks of the Nytvensky pond, thousands of specimens of dead roach and perch were found.
And the reports from meteorologists are not encouraging. They report that in the near future there will be no rain, but, on the contrary, the air temperature will only rise. This week they predict heat up to 37 degrees.