Irrigation season: the volume of water entering the Shardara reservoir in April-May doubled in Kazakhstan

Published May 22, 2024

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Kazakhstan plans to increase the irrigated land area to 1.5 million hectares in 2024, thanks to increased capacity of the Shardara reservoir and full irrigation water provision for farmers in the southern regions. The country also expects improved water supply from the Dostyk canal, Bahri Tojik reservoir, and rivers Talas and Shu, with the total full capacity of its reservoirs being 14,997.9 million cubic meters. m. The government is also considering constructing new reservoirs across several regions.
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The total area of irrigated land in Kazakhstan in 2024 will be 1.5 million hectares The limits approved at the interstate level for Kazakhstan and the forecast operating regime of transboundary water bodies will make it possible to provide farmers in the southern regions of the Republic of Kazakhstan with irrigation water in full. This was reported on the official primeminister website. As noted, in accordance with the agreements reached with the Uzbek side, the capacity of the Shardara reservoir will be increased by 300 million cubic meters in 2024. m and remains at 4.8 cubic meters. km, the average water inflow in May was 350 cubic meters. m/s (90 cubic m/s in 2023). In particular, in April-May the Shardara reservoir received 1.4 cubic meters. km of water, which is twice as much as the same period last year. The water supply limit to the Kazakhstan part of the Dostyk canal is set at 922 million cubic meters. m. In addition, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan are additionally ...
Source: Agrosektor
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