According to scientists, the expected rise in the water level at Lake Baikal is fraught by a flurry of fatal problems. This is a blow to the fauna of the lake, which is very painful experiences any environmental shift. And the threat of financial problems — as a result of failure of the Irkutsk hydroelectric station. Finally, the possible loss of life.
— Tamara carefully, leading researcher of the Institute. Melentyeva (Irkutsk): Over the years the technological area, which is a feature of hydroelectric power and regulate the level of the regime, they actively built for them there was no proper control, and of course, all of this will sink, it will bring damage, material losses, and maybe even a victim.
— Sergei Shapkhaev, director of socio-environmental organization "Buryat Regional Association for Baikal": When a person starts to interfere, then we have a disagreement, and the Baikal ecosystem gets a lot of stress. So we have to stick to the most natural, the natural fluctuations in the level of Lake Baikal.
By the way, flooding is possible both because of a gust of dams, and as a result of the forced release of water — note the participants in this table. Meanwhile, representatives of the Irkutsk hydroelectric insist on raising the next lake. And deter a Russian Railways company, and that is because the lake can blur the railways.
The idea of solving the problem, in principle, is simple — to approach it comprehensively. In particular review the maximum permissible level mark Siberian Sea. And make power engineers reckon with the laws of nature.