It is planned to construct two dams in Aksay and Ayusay gorges, which are located in Almaty mountains.
At the moment Almaty has four dams. Ayusay gorge is the most vulnerable to mudslides due to a great number of entertainment facilities in the area. Besides, Aksay river basin has no mudflow-protective structures.
According to Serik Aubakirov, head of the Almaty Emergency Department, the dams design work was started in 2016. There are 37 dammed lakes near the city of Almaty, 15 of which are at high risk of rupture. In summer and fall seven lakes were partially emptied. (Kazinform/Business World Magazine)