The National Monitoring Department for Environment of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources (MENR) implemented the next monitoring for the second decade of January 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 136 m3/sec in the II decade of January, increasing 13 m³/sec in relation to the I decade of January.
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, while respectively for four and three times in Agstafachay water reservoir.
According to the outcomes of the monitoring conducted in the second decade of January, phenols compounds outnumbered the admissible turbidity level for two times and copper compounds for three times in Horadiz , while respectively thrice and twice in I Shahsevan and twice and quadruple in Bahramtapa settlements.
The water oxygen regime fluctuated within the sanitary norm in all settlements containing 5.60-6.50 mg/l./aco.gov.az/