More than ten parts of the country are suffering from the heat and drought. In many areas, dry river water ends, dying crops. Today introduced a state of emergency.
State of emergency was introduced in Mordovia, Tatarstan, the Saratov region. Drought in the Volga-Ural region, Bashkortostan, Udmurtia, Kalmykia, Orenburg and Kurgan regions. Losses are counted in the Chelyabinsk region. There, too, no rain, dying crops, many farms — on the verge of closing.
For the three months no rain. Under the scorching sun dying crops. What is happening now in the fields south of the Chelyabinsk region, is already being called a disaster. The soil is dry on two feet, and in places a meter in depth. The once fertile black soil now looks more like ash.
Usually wheat at this time half a meter in height, and this summer stalks barely risen by 15 centimeters. Since this field is unlikely that something will be able to collect. Vintage here, they say, was burned.
Affected pastures. To feed the leaves are even hard reeds. Of milk production fell sharply. Large farms are on the verge of closing.
For the first three months of drought over the south of the Chelyabinsk region clouds gathered, and the sky even drip few drops of rain. But these long-awaited rain is not even enough to beat the dust to the ground, not to mention the fact to satiate parched soil moisture.
Real downpour with strong thunderstorms this time has passed over another area. And there already being prepared by the technique of harvesting forage in the fields that have not yet had time to burn drought.