Spring flood вЂ“ an important resource of water consumption
Thus, the water reservoir вЂњ15 years of independence of TurkmenistanвЂќ in the south-east of Lebap Velayat collected water from the Amu Darya River to satisfy the needs of the agricultural sector of the country in spring and summer. According to the State News Agency of Turkmenistan, the directorate of this hydroengineering complex reported that the reservoir collected 1.5 billion cubic meters of water. This volume of the life-giving water will satisfy the estimated capacities of the final stage of construction of the water facility.
The water reserves accumulated in the man-made lake will satisfy the increasing needs of the irrigated agriculture given development and use of the new lands, and efficiently use of water resources. Moreover, the water reservoir regulates the river flow providing the normal supply of water through the Karakum River to the south-western regions of the country that allows avoiding silting of the channel, thereby reducing the costs for maintaining the waterway in a proper operating condition. Indeed, annually, millions of tons of silt sludge at the bottom of this unique sedimentation basin.
Upon completion of the whole complex of works, the water reservoir will be able to accumulate more than three billion cubic meters of water. In near future, it is envisaged to complete construction of the first turn of the hydraulic complex designed for 2.2 billion cubic meters of life-giving water. Construction of the main objects of the dam and reconstruction of the first approach channel are in full swing. Powerful fleet of the modern earthmoving equipment, including dredges, bulldozers, excavators, scrapers and other equipment, as well as a large number of modern vehicles are involved in construction works. The major part of this equipment is engaged in reconstruction of the approach channel. The project envisages increasing the carrying capacity of the waterway up to 400 cubic meters of water per second through expansion of the channel width of and depth.
Along with maintenance and construction of hydraulic facilities, the local specialists carry out large-scale works to improve the territory adjacent to the working objects of the complex, to plant it with trees and shrubs, and fix the banks of exploited channels. The workers laid a large orchard in the flood plain of connecting channel 3. Over 4,000 saplings of apple, peach, apricot, cherry, pear and other fruit trees were planted there, and 6,000 saplings of sandy plants and ornamental trees were planted to fix the channel banks.
State News Agency of Turkmenistan (TDH)