March 14 is World Rivers Day. The International Day of Action for Rivers is a day to fight against large dams constructed on the rivers, which involve large areas, forests and deprive people of their settlements. One village was relocated for the construction of a dam in Armenia: during the construction of Spandaryan reservoir the village called Averak was flooded, so it was relocated 3 km north-west and is now called Gorayq.
Rivers of Armenia
The rivers in Armenia belong to the Aras and Kura basins. The largest river flowing through Armenia is the Aras transboundary river, the length of which is 1072 km. Armenia has 215 rivers with a length of over 10 km. Most of these rivers don't have permanent flow and get dry in the summer.
Problems of Rivers in Armenia
The main problems of the rivers in Armenia are as follows:
· Decrease in water resource
· Exhaustion of water resource - overload with HPPs
· River pollution
· Loss of fish reserves
19:15 March 14, 2018