Azerbaijani Ecology Ministry: Water consumption in Kur River increased
Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug.4 / 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 July, the ministry told Trend today.
During the third decade of July, water consumption in the Kur River increased by 5 cubic meters per second to 163 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 165 cubic meters per second.
The water's oxygen regime at all points remained at the corridor of 5.20-6.00 milligrams per liter.