Dali River in Critical Condition

Dali River in Critical Condition


The Dali River flows in Syunik Region, it’s one of Vorotan tributaries. It rises from the south-west slope of Syunik high land. Its length is 26 km, the catchment basin is 136 km. Its water is used for irrigation purposes.

As of 1 January 2014, under the licenses issued by Public Services Regulatory Committee and the main indicators of small hydro power plants operated by hydropower companies, “Sisakan-1” SHPP is constructed on this river, which is operated by “Loraget HPP” LLC, derivation length – 2196 meters.

As of 1 January 2013, under the licenses issued by Public Services Regulatory Committee the construction license for “Dali” SHPP was issued to be operated by “Khachatryan Brothers” LLC, derivation length – 6074 meters.

Thus, SHPPs will pipe a total of 8270 meters of the Dali River area, which makes up 31.80% of the Dali River.

Under EcoLur’s Ecological Risk Model, this indicator is critical for the river.

This material  was made possible through the full support of Open Society Foundations – Armenia’s Policy Fellowship Program Initiative, grant number 18571. Ideas, thoughts, and arguments presented in the paper are the sole expression of the author’s views and do not reflect those of Open Society Assistance Foundations – Armenia. 



11:01 April 26, 2014


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