1. Deprivation of water supply
The terrorist attack on the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Station has effectively cut off water sources for 94% of irrigation systems in the Kherson region, 74% in the Zaporizhia region, and 30% in the Dnipropetrovsk region.
2. Significant change in the landscape of the southern part of Ukraine.
3. Loss of a large number of fish, invertebrates, mollusks, crustaceans, and rare animals that inhabit these territories.
4. Alteration of the climate regime of the region, potentially turning Ukraine into a new desert with all the associated consequences such as decreased precipitation, dust storms, and increased temperatures.
5. The flooding of landfills and the mass death of animals and fish may also lead to the activation of infectious agents such as viral hepatitis, cholera, and botulism.
6. Potential nuclear catastrophe of global scale. The dam also served another important role – maintaining the water level in the Kakhovka reservoir, which in turn helped maintain the cooling pond capacity of the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant.