SHPPs on Kistum River (2014)
Risk Level: 3
|Sruface discharge volume in river section %, water||49.7308||3|
|Disastrous Condition||Critical Condition||Normal Condition|
Kistum River in Disastrous Situation Because of SHPPs
The Kistum River flows in Lori Region, it’s the right subsidiary of the Debed River. It rises from the northern slope of Mrdzaqar Mount and joins the Debed River 1 km north-west from Haghpat Village. Its length is 13 km.
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, “Haghpat-1” and “Haghpat-2” SHPPs are constructed on this river, which are both operated by “Ost-El” LLC, derivation length of “Haghpat-1” – 300+280 1350 meters, that of “Haghpat-2” – 4535 meters. Thus, SHPPs pipe a total river area of 6465 meters, which makes up 49.730769% of the river.
Under EcoLur’s Ecological Risk Model, this indicator shows the disastrous situation of the river.