The number of libraries flooded due to the explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant has been revealed


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The man-made disaster resulted in the permanent destruction or damage to 10 libraries and 5 museums in Kherson region, some of which are located in the temporarily occupied territory. This data was collected by the HeMo Ukrainian Heritage Monitoring Lab.

In the flooded area:



– Kherson city library-branch №7 for children

– Korsunka village library-branch

– Krynky village library

– Oleshky City Library No. 3

– Sahy village library

– Solontsi village library

– Kardashynka village library

– Bilohrudove village library

– Hola Prystan City Library

– Branch of Hola Prystan City Library for children’s services



House Museum of Ostap Vyshnia (Krynky village)     

– Painted house of Polina Raiko (Oleshky)

– Museum of the Black Sea Reserve (Hola Prystan)

– City Museum of the History of Hola Prystan (Hola Prystan)

– Museum of Jews of Kherson region of the Center of Hesed Shmuel (Kherson)


All the damaged cultural heritage sites were added to a specially created map showing the consequences of the flooding.


As a reminder, the Russian occupation forces blew up the dam of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant on June 6, 2023. More than 80 residential areas were in the disaster zone, 30 of which experienced critical levels of flooding.


To see how Ukrainian illustrators depict common pain after the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant explosion, read Chytomo’s article.


Photo: Kostiantyn and Vlada Liberov