It has been reported that the Kanlıköy Dam, which is used for agricultural irrigation activities in North Cyprus, has completely dried out, and hundreds of fish have died.
The uncontrolled water withdrawal in the dam, which has a total water capacity of 730 thousand 294 m3, has led to the death of hundreds of fish in the dam.
According to the Bağımsız News report, citizens were horrified to see the dead fish in the dried dam.
Speaking to Bağımsız News, the head of the Kanlıköy village, Gülen Kanlıkılıç said that the Kanlıköy Dam was used to provide water service to the villagers. Kanlıkılıç said that their aim was to have the fish removed from the dam beforehand, but it was too late as they all died.
“We are saddened to see that all fish are dead,” Kanlıkılıç said adding that they could not foresee that the water would recede so quickly due to the extreme heat.