Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 14 / Trend H.Bagirov / M.Aliyev /
The Azerbaijani Environmental and Natural Resources Ministry held regular monitoring of pollution in the transboundary Kur and Araz Rivers during the first week of December, the ministry told Trend today.
During the first week of December, water consumption in the Kur River decreased by 11 cubic meters per second to 193 cubic meters per second. The monitoring found that phenol and copper are strong pollutants. Biogenic substances exceeded the norm at points where the river is subjected to transboundary contamination in Georgia and Armenia.
Water flow in the Araz River was 154 cubic meters per second.
The water's oxygen regime at all points remained at the corridor of 5.85 to 6.63 milligrams per liter.
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