Azerbaijan publishes results on monitoring of Kur and Araz rivers
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 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 March, the ministry reported today.
During the third decade of March, water consumption in the Kur River decreased by 2 cubic meters per second to 343 cubic meters per second compared to the second decade of March.
The monitoring found that phenol and copper are strong pollutants. Biogenic substances exceeded the normal points where the river is subjected to transboundary contamination in Georgia and Armenia.
The monitoring revealed that phenol exceeds norms by three times, while cooper four times in the Shikhli-2 point. Also monitoring revealed that phenol exceeds norms by three times, copper twice in the Agstafachay point, while phenol and copper exceed norms by three times in the Agstafachay reservoir.
Water consumption in the Araz River was 210 cubic meters per second.
The water's oxygen regime at all points remained at the corridor of 5.83-8.31milligrams per liter.