Kyrgyzstan Decreases Water Discharge to Save Hydroelectric Plant

7 Apr 2008 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan

- The overload of the Toktogul reservoir's hydro-electric plant on the Naryn River in Kyrgyzstan last winter, as well as water shortages, have decreased its water volume to a minimum, which may cause irrigation problems and stop the plant. The reservoir's water volume has fallen to 5.4 billion cubic meters, its lowest operating level. Its capacity is around 19.5 billion cubic meters. In an effort to salvage the situation, Kyrgyz authorities used the Bishkek thermal power station in the north of Kyrgyzstan, limited electricity consumption, and stopped releasing water from the Toktogul reservoir for irrigation use...

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