Due to the demolition of Metsavan reservoir, an emergency situation was reported and the reservoir was emptied for safety reasons, as Water Committee informs responding to alarm signal on the massive death of fish stocks due to the drying up of the reservoir.
Metsavan Reservoir is of irrigation importance, it has no dead volume. There was, of course, no fish farming planned and Water Committee possesses no information on the appearance of fish in the reservoir.
The reservoir has been emptied recently for safety reasons. In 2017, due to the collapse of structures, an emergency situation was recorded.
According to the information provided by "ArmWaterProject Institute" CJSC, the initial cost of the restoration works of the reservoir was estimated at about 120 million drams. The Water Committee has drafted a decision of the Government of the Republic of Armenia for the preparation of project estimates for the rehabilitation works of Metsavan Reservoir, the discussions are ongoing.”
12:41 February 28, 2020