Kyrgyzstan’s water reservoirs cover only 23% of all irrigated land, the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Resources of the republic Nurlan Sheripov has revealed.
According to him, the total accumulation of precipitations in Chui region from October 2020 to March 2021 was 30-70% less than the annual rate.
“The Alamedin river was filled by 84% of the norm only, Ala-Archa – 81%, Kegety – 75%, Ak-Suu – 83% and Chon-Kemin – 62%. According to the updated forecast for June, there were already lower figures. The reservoirs available in the water-management system were 100% filled as of April 10. However, it should be noted that only 23% of the irrigated lands in the republic are watered from reservoirs, the rest of the areas are irrigated using water from mountain sources,” Nurlan Sheripov said. (24.kg/Business World Magazine)