(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 5. The water level in
the Kura river [running between Azerbaijan, Georgia and Türkiye]
dropped by 45 percent from January through June 2022 on annual
basis, Head of Azerbaijan's National Hydrometeorological Service
Umayra Taghiyeva said at an international conference on the Caspian
Sea on July 5, Trend reports.
According to Taghiyeva, over the past 10 years, the water level
in the river has declined by 27 percent.
'By 2040, the average air temperature will rise by 0.5 - 1.5
degrees Celsius, which will lead to a reduction in the average
monthly precipitation,” she noted.“In the winter months, the
amount of precipitation in the mountainous regions of Azerbaijan
has decreased by eight-nine percent. Besides, less snow has fallen
in recent years, leading to a decrease in the level of rivers.”
“The number of windy days in Azerbaijan is growing, which
creates additional risks of lowering the water level in the Caspian
Sea,' the expert said.
Taghiyeva also noted the necessity to apply new approaches and
adapt to current climate changes.
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