According to the National Hydrometeorology Department of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, currently, water richness holds 80-220% of decade norm in Guba-Khachmaz region rivers of Major Caucasus, 80-160% in Minor Caucasus rivers, 40-200% in Lankaran-Astara region rivers, while 50% in the rivers of Nakhichevan AR.
On January 21, no change of water level has been observed in Giragkesemen settlement of Kura river. Currently water consumption holds 132 m³/sec in the settlement, i.e 84% of decade norm (in 2012, 136 m³/sec, i.e 87% of decade norm).
On January 18, there was not any change of water level in Ayrichay settlement of Qanikh river. At present, water consumption holds 60 m³/sec, i.e 90% of decade norm. (in 2012, 66 m³/sec, i.e 99% of decade norm).
In this regard, from January 18, 6cm increase of water level has been issued in Surra settlement of Kura river, 8cm in Shirvan, 9cm in Banka, 16cm in Salyan along with 10 cm decrease in Novruzlu settlement of Aras river.
Stable water richness is observed notwithstanding the level rise. At present, water level holds 456cm (on January 21, 2012, 541cm) in Surra settlement, 335cm (on January 21, 2012, 424cm ) in Shirvan, 286cm (on January 21, 2012, 395cm) in Salyan, 252cm (on January 21, 2012, 301cm) in Banka, while 188 cm (on January 21, 2012, 288cm) in Novruzlu settlement of Aras river.