Significant soil freezing continues in six regions of Kazakhstan

Sustainability & Environmental Impact
Published Apr 18, 2024

Tridge summary

As of April 16, 2024, Kazakhstan is experiencing significant soil freezing across several regions, with depths ranging from 30 to over 275 cm. The affected areas include Kostanay, Akmola, Pavlodar, North Kazakhstan, Karaganda, and East Kazakhstan, where the top soil layer is only slowly thawing, and some regions have seen complete thawing. The country's weather forecast predicts thunderstorms, fog, gusty winds, and potential hail in the northwest, alongside storm warnings in the Almaty region due to avalanche and minor mudflow risks from heavy precipitation and unstable snow cover conditions.
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Original content

As of April 16, 2024, soil freezing remains in most of the Kostanay, Akmola, Pavlodar and North Kazakhstan regions, as well as in certain areas of the Karaganda and East Kazakhstan regions. This was announced by the press secretary of the RSE "Kazhydromet" Alina Ismagulova at a briefing at the Central Communications Service. According to her data, meteorologists observe soil freezing: • in the north and center of the Kostanay region, the freezing depth is still significant - from 75 to 150 cm; • in the North Kazakhstan region, freezing is uneven - the depth varies from 40 to 112 cm. Thawing of the top layer occurs slowly and is only 6-12 cm; • in the Akmola region - complete thawing of the soil is observed in the Arshalyn, Ereymentau, Egindykol, Korgalzhyn and Sandyktau, Zerenda regions. Preserved - in the Atbasar, Yesil, Astarkhan regions on average in a layer from 30 to 75 cm, in the Birzhan sal region, in the Tselinograd, Shortandinsky, Akkol, Zhaksyn, Burabay regions and in ...
Source: Agrosektor
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