Vaghut River in Critical Situation Because of SHPPs

Vaghut River in Critical Situation Because of SHPPs

 EcoLur

Vaghut River is one of the tributaries to the Vorotan, also known as Vaghatni. Its length is 12 km. As of 1 October 2013, under the licenses issued by Public Services Regulatory Committee, the following SHPPs are constructed on this river:

  1. “Benzar Energy” SHPP operated by “Benzar Energy” LLC, derivation length – 640  meters,
  2. “Zor-Zor1” SHPP operated by “Pargev&Vardan” LLC, derivation length – 1365 meters,
  3. “Zor-Zor2” SHPP operated by “Energodzor” LLC, derivation length – 400, 350, 350  meters (1100 meters).

The SHPPs pipe a total river area of 3105 meters, which makes up 25.875% of the river.

Under EcoLur’s Ecological Risk Model, this indicator is critical for the river.

This material  was made possible through the full support of Open Society Foundations – Armenia’s Policy Fellowship Program Initiative, grant number 18571. Ideas, thoughts, and arguments presented in the paper are the sole expression of the author’s views and do not reflect those of Open Society Assistance Foundations – Armenia.

 

 

 

11:14 April 30, 2014


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