As compared with 2014 the level of Lake Sevan has decreased by 7 cm and accounts for 1900 meters and 15 cm, as Mher Mkrtumyan, Head of Staff of State Committee on Water Industry of Agriculture Ministry, said at the press conference held at EcoLur Press Club.
“This fact is already worrying, as the rivers currently flow transfer sufficient water into the lake, and the snow cover is not sufficient either,” Mher Mkrtumyan expressed his concern. H mentioned that the State Committee on Water Industry had circulated the draft governmental resolution on water outlets from Lake Sevan for 170 million cum water.
Reminder: in 2014 270 million cum water was taken from Lake Sevan because of the lack of water, which is 100 million cum as much as the statutory volume.
The “EcoLur” Informational NGO is organizing series of events aimed at public involvement and awareness raising targeted to the future climate change policy directions and development of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) of the Republic of Armenia under UN Climate Change Framework Convention (UNFCCC).
The material is prepared by 'EcoLur' Informational NGO under UNDP Climate Change Program, within the framework of ARM-002/2015 Contract. The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of the United Nations, including UNDP, or the UN Member States.
13:05 March 23, 2015