A drawdown of water level in the Kakhovka Reservoir does not directly affect the drawdown of water level in the ZNPP cooling pond

This was emphasized by President of SE "NNEGC "Energoatom" Petro Kotin: "Both in the pond itself at the ZNPP and in the so-called pool basins... the normal water level is maintained, which was in them before the Kakhovka dam was blown up."

If the water in the ZNPP cooling pond "decreases", it will need to be "added", and there are certain algorithms for how to do this:

"Since September 2022, ZNPP power units have not been operating, therefore active evaporation of water from the cooling pond does not occur and there has been no need to feed it yet. And even if there will be no water in the Kakhovka Reservoir at all, the design provides measures to replenish it. One of the latter is the use of underground water from wells at the ZNPP site."