Ecology Minister: Threat of water level increase in Kur River still remains
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 15 / Trend, K.Zerbaliyeva /
The Minister of ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan Huseyngulu Bagirov calls on population of areas on the shore of the Kur River not to relax, as the threat of water level increase still remains.
"The water level in the Kur River has not yet went down to the desired level, but it is under control, however, rains in Georgia and Armenia, as well as snow in the mountains of the Greater and Lesser Caucasus increases the threat of water level increase in the river," the minister told journalists today.
"This threat will be urgent by the end of May," Bagirov said.
In recent days, floods occurred in 40 districts of Azerbaijan due to rise in Kur River and rainfalls. As a result of the disaster, about 20,000 houses were flooded, more than 300 destroyed, 2,000 became unsafe, 50,000 hectares of cultivated land left under water.