Lake Sevan Decreases and Reaches Last-Year Level

Lake Sevan Decreases and Reaches Last-Year Level


The level of Lake Sevan continues decreasing. As of 11 August, the lake level decreased from its highest peak of June 2017, 1900.91 meters, by 18 centimeters, this, making up 1900,73 meters. As compared with the same day of the last year, the lake level is only higher by 2 cm – it was 1900.71 meters on 11 July 2016. The decrease in Lake Sevan level is conditioned with the water outlets. Additional 100 million cum water intake has already been performed out of Lake Sevan, for the purpose of which, upon the Armenian Government's proposal, on 6 July the National Assembly adopted the bill on making amendments to RA Law on 'On Approving Annual and Complex Programs for Recovery, Conservation, Reproduction and Use of Lake Sevan Ecosystem'. Already 197.946 million cum water has been let out of Lake Sevan, out of which 0.741 million cum is an unregulated leak. According to the adopted law, still 72.795 million cum water shall be let out of the lake.

17:49 August 11, 2017


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