Azerbaijan, Baku, June 8 / Trend M.Aliyev /
The Azerbaijani Ecology and Natural Resources Ministry held regular monitoring of pollution in the transboundary Kur and Araz Rivers during the third decade of May, the ministry told Trend today.
During the third decade of May, water consumption in the Kur River decreased by 136 cubic meters per second to 646 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 consumption in the Araz River was 660 cubic meters per second which decreased by 24 cubic meters per second compared to the second decade.
The water's oxygen regime at all points remained at the corridor of 5.50-6.27 milligrams per liter.