Azerenergy vice-president: Water level in Mingachevir reservoir reaches maximal level
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 1 / Trend E. Ismayilov /
At present, the water level in Mingachevir reservoir is at maximal level, vice-president of "Azerenergy" (production and distribution of electricity in Azerbaijan) Marlen Askerov said.
"Today the water level in Mingachevir reservoir, despite the fact that we used the water, is at the maximal level. We must reduce the water level", Askerov said.
Torrential rains and flooding of the rivers Kura and Araz caused floods in 40 districts of Azerbaijan. As a result of the disaster about 20,000 houses were flooded, more than 300 destroyed, 2,000 are in emergency condition, 50,000 hectares of cultivated land were under water.
A new branch of river Araz was opened to eliminate effects on the water node Bahramtepe.