The National Monitoring Department for Environment of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources (MENR) implemented the next monitoring for the second decade of December with the purpose of review of the contamination level of Kura and Aras transboundary rivers, as well as transboundary branches of them.
Water consumption in Kura river held 159 m3/sec in the second decade of December, increasing 19 m³/sec in relation to the first decade of December. According to the results of the monitoring, the amount of bio substances in Kura river was considerably more than norm due to domestic wastes and slops of industrial enterprises discharged directly to water bodies without purification from the territories of Georgia and Armenia. Phenols and copper compounds as specific contaminants in the water composition exceeded the admissible turbidity level.
In this regard, phenols compounds surpassed the admissible turbidity level thrice and copper compounds quadruple in Shikli-2 settlement, Aghstafachay and Agstafachay water reservoir.
According to the outcomes of the monitoring conducted in the third decade of December, phenols compounds outnumbered the admissible turbidity level for four times and copper compounds for three times in Horadiz and I Shahsevan settlements, while thrice for phenols compounds and quadruple for copper compounds in Bahramtapa settlement.
The water oxygen regime fluctuated within the sanitary norm in all settlements containing 5.46-6.05 mg/