Water consumption in Kur River increases
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan.5 / 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 December, the ministry reported today.
During the third decade of December, water consumption in the Kur River increased by 21 cubic meters per second to 127 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 32.4 cubic meters per second.
The water's oxygen regime at all points remained at the corridor of 5.76-6.72 milligrams per liter and changed in accordance with sanitary norms.