Water consumption in Kur and Araz rivers increases
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 16 / Trend M.Aliyev /
The Azerbaijani Ecology and Natural Resources Ministry held regular monitoring of pollution in the transboundary Kur and Araz Rivers during the first decade of February, the ministry reported today.
During the first decade of February, water consumption in the Kur River increased by 14 cubic meters per second to 152 cubic meters per second compared to the third decade of January.
The monitoring found that phenol and copper are strong pollutants. Biogenic substances exceeded the normat points where the river is subjected to transboundary contamination in Georgia and Armenia.
The monitoring revealed that phenol exceeds norms by 4 times, while cooper twice in the Shikhli-2 point. Also monitoring revealed that phenol exceeds norms by twice, copper three times in the Agstafachay point, while phenol exceeds norms by three times and copper four times in the Agstafachay reservoir.
Water consumption in the Araz River was 92.3 cubic meters per second increasing by 24.8 cubic meters.
The water's oxygen regime at all points remained at the corridor of 5.93-6.93milligrams per liter.