DROUGHT STARTED ACROSS ARMENIA

Panorama.am
14:41 19/06/06

Drought started across the regions of Armenia, Zarui Petrosyan,
department head at the Armenian hydremeteorological service told
Panorama.am. In her words, at the moment the level of temperature
of air is above 4-6 degree. There will be no precipitations in the
country until the end of the month with June 22 and 23 the hottest.

The drought was a complete surprise for the ministry of agriculture. In
the words of the department head on relations with the ministry
Vahag Martirosyan drought was not anticipated at the beginning of
the year. Such a disaster covering the republic was reported only 5
years ago. The ministry of agriculture refutes to forecast the damage.