The Ministry of Ecology forecast Low water on most rivers of Kazakhstan in 2021
Low water is expected on most rivers of Kazakhstan in 2021 , said Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources Magzum Mirzagaliyev.
“In most of the flat territory, snow reserves are lower than the average long-term values, including: from 7% to 39% in Akmola and Karaganda regions (the rivers Zhabay, Kolkutan (-30%), the Esil river (-10%) inflow into the Astana reservoir; the river Nura – 10% inflow to Samarkand reservoir, Sherubainura – 20% inflow to Sherubainurinskoe reservoir; from 24% to 52% in Kostanay region (Tobol river – 30%); from 20% to 78% in the west of the country. Low water is expected on most of the lowland rivers this year, ”Mirzagaliyev said at a government meeting on Tuesday.
He noted that low water is also predicted on mountain rivers in the south and southeast of the country.
“On the mountainous territory of the republic, the situation with regard to snow reserves is as follows. In the East Kazakhstan region in the zone of the Bukhtarma reservoir, the reserves are lower than the average long-term values by 26-49%. On the left-bank tributaries of the Ertis River within the range of long-term average values. In the mountains of Zhambyl and Turkestan regions, 40-82% lower than the average long-term values. In the mountains of the Almaty region, the average long-term values are 25-56% lower. In addition, it should be noted that in the territories of the neighboring countries of the Republics of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, snow reserves are also lower than the average long-term values by 30-60%. In this regard, the current year is expected to be dry for most of the mountain rivers in the south and southeast, ”the minister added.
February 23, 2021