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Olzhas Bektenov checks Astana counter-regulator: Situation remains stable

Olzhas Bektenov checks Astana counter-regulator: Situation remains stable
Фото: primeminister.kz 08.04.2024 12:44 867

Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Olzhas Bektenov with the Akims of Astana city Zhenis Kassymbek and Akmola region Marat Akhmetzhanov checked the current flood situation, El.kz cites primeminister.kz.

Checked the condition of Astana counter-regulator, designed for the passage of flood waters through the city of Astana and protection from possible flooding. In addition, the condition of Lake Maibalyk and Vyacheslav water reservoir was inspected.

At the Astana counter-regulator it was reported that water discharge is now 30 cubic metres per second. The inflow to the counter-regulator is 248 m³/s. It is planned to increase the discharge of the counter-regulator to 40 m³/s today. 

According to the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation, the situation is stable and is under control, there is no risk of flooding in Astana.  

Olzhas Bektenov also reported on the situation at the Astana reservoir.

Water is discharged at a level of 400 m³/s, the volume of the reservoir is 409 million cubic metres. On Preobrazhensky knot the peak has passed, inflow on the river Nura to the knot goes on decrease: at the moment 1400 m³/s passes. At the moment there is systematic spreading of water masses along the mouth of the Nura River.

Akimats of Astana and Akmola region are working together to prevent flooding of neighbouring settlements and the city. 

In the village of Taitobe, work is being completed to strengthen the embankment, which served as the main defence against flooding. This year, a new 1,200 metre long and 2.5 metre high levee was built to the existing 2,400 metre levee. 

The operational headquarters monitors the flood situation in the cities of Astana, Kosshy and Taitobe village, taking into account forecasting based on the data of water releases from reservoirs.

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