First Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan A. Mamin inspected the work of the Astana counter-regulator
Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan, Y. Ilyin reported on the work of the Astana counter-regulator in the current period. According to him, the counter regulator includes a protective dam with a length of 31 km and can temporarily hold flood water in the volume of up to 450 million m3.
Y. Ilyin reported that at present 250 million m3 of flood waters, discharged from the Astanino (Vyacheslav) reservoir, have been accumulated in the counter-regulator.
The counter regulator passes water to the Yesil River no more than 40 cubic meters per second (3.5 million cubic meters per day).
It should be reminded that the construction of the facility was completed in 2010 and in the same year in 2010, 31.8 million cubic meters of flood waters were intercepted in the Astana counter-regulator. In 2014 – 138 million m3, in 2015 – 249.8 million m3, in 2016 – 45.0 million m3 of flood waters, thereby providing protection against flooding of Astana and its environs.
Following the visit, the First Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan gave a number of specific instructions to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the mayor’s office of Astana. A. Mamin stressed that “it is necessary to keep constant monitoring of the state of the Astana regulator”.
Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan