russian forces had a great interest in flooding the lower Dnipro despite the damage to their own prepared defensive positions.
This is reported by ISW analysts.
In the opinion of ISW experts, the occupiers may use the flood to widen the Dnipro River and complicate Ukrainian counteroffensive attempts across the already-challenging water feature.
russian sources had earlier expressed strong and unambiguous concern that Ukraine was preparing to cross the river and counterattack on the eastern shore of Kherson Oblast. Footage published from June 6 allows to suppose that the flood damaged Ukrainian positions near the banks of the Dnipro and forced units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to evacuate.
Background. Due to the undermining of the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Station, the left bank of the Dnipro River suffers much more than the right.