Water consumption in Kur River increases
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 13 / 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 April, the ministry reported today.
During the first decade of April, water consumption in the Kur River increased by 133 cubic meters per second (38 percent) to 476 cubic meters per second compared to the third 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 116 cubic meters per second, which decreased by 100 cubic meters per second compared to the third decade of March.
The water's oxygen regime at all points remained at the corridor of 5.91-7.89 milligrams per liter.