Ecology Minister: Araz and Kur Rivers may divide in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 24 / Trend K.Zarbaliyeva /
Azerbaijani Ecology and Natural Resources Minister Huseyngulu Bagirov said there are proposals to divide the Araz and Kur rivers in the Azerbaijani territory.
"We look for reserve variants. The situation is studied and this research work gradually can turn into extraordinary plan and in principle the rivers maybe divided," Bagirov told journalists today.
He said the rivers have been separated from each other and again re-united repeatedly.
"There are old river beds in Neftchala, Salyan and Saatli. These beds were filled with ground water," he said.
Bagirov estimated the current situation as serious. There are still great snow resources in the mountains, as well as weather conditions are rainy.
In recent weeks, floods occurred in 40 districts of Azerbaijan due to the rise of the Kur River. As a result of the disaster, about 20,000 houses were flooded, more than 300 were destroyed, 2,000 became unsafe and 50,000 hectares of cultivated land were left under water.
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