SHPPs on Khndzorut River (2014)
Risk Level: 1
|Sruface discharge volume in river section %, water||0.8625||1|
|Disastrous Condition||Critical Condition||Normal Condition|
Khndzorut River Won’t Suffer from SHPPs Constructed on River
The Khndzorut River rises from the north-east slopes of Miapor Mountains at a height of 2000 meters and south-east from the Aygedzor Village, then joins Agnja River on the left. Its length is 24 km, catchment area – 118 sq. km, annual average expense – 1.0 m3/sec, flow - 3 million m3. The subsidiaries of the river are as follows: Akunq (8 km), Zarveradzor (7 km), Titeghajur (12 km), Tsaghkutaget (5.5 km), Kaler (4 km), Karmrajur (5 km), Mayrekal (6 km), Mutdzor (4.5 km), Sevakn (2.5 km) brooklets. The only waterfall in the area, Sharach, is located on the Kndzorut (Bayghush Gorge), the water of which fall down from the height of 15 meters.
As of 1 January 2014, under the licenses issued by Public Services Regulatory Committee and the main indicators of small hydro power plants operated by hydropower companies, the following SHPPs are constructed on this river:
- “Aygedzor” SHPP operated by “Atlas-Energo” LLC, derivation length – 180 meters,
- “Aygedzor-2” SHPP operated by “Atlas-Energo” CJSC, derivation length – 27 meters,
The SHPPs pipe a total river area of 207 meters, which makes up 0.8625% of the river.
Under EcoLur’s Ecological Risk Model, this indicator is within standards.