'I can't say anything about the extent of water to be taken. At this moment the weather is not favorable, but if it continues likes this, additional water outlets out of Lake Sevan will be unavoidable. But we hope that the weather will be favorable, 'Hydroment' Service promises that the second half of February and March will be full of rains, which will help to fill in the water gap,' said Chairman of State Committee on Water Industry Arsen Harutyunyan at the meeting with the journalists today.
According to Arsen Harutyunyan, as compared with the last year there is less water by 75 million cum in the reservoirs as compared with the last year. Only in Akhuryan reservoir, the lack of the water resource makes up 56 million cum.
Reminder: in 2017, 270 million cum water was let out lake Sevan, which is more than the statutory set volume by 100 million. Despite official claims that additional water outlets won't lead to a negative balance, Lake Sevan eventually had a negative balance. Under the specialists, if the decrease in Lake Sevan level continues, we won't have the lake in several years.
17:33 February 06, 2018