RESERVOIRS OF YEREVANIAN LAKE AND KECHUT RESTORED

Noyan Tapan
Jan 8, 2008

YEREVAN, JANUARY 8, NOYAN TAPAN. Reconstruction of the reservoirs
of Yerevanian Lake and Kechut has been completed. Karen Grigorian,
engineer of the RA Irrigation Systems Restoration Program
Implementation Office, told NT correspondent that the work on
restoration of bulwarks has been implemented under the World
Bank-financed second credit program on safety of irrigation bulwarks.

He said that 77 million 363 thousand drams (about 235 thousand USD)
was spent on restoration of Yerevanian Lake's bulwark, as a result of
which the concrete of the bulwark's upper slope was reconstructed, the
mechanical equipment of the waterworks facility and the power supply
of the bulwark's nodes were restored. Control-measuring equipment
was installed. The construction work was done by Construction of
Hydropower Plants company.

About 532 million 210 thousand drams was spent on reconstruction of
Kechut reservoir, as a result of which the upper and lower slopes,
the shower cascade, the irrigation tap, and the entrance No 1 of
Arpa-Sevan tunnel were reconstructed.

To recap, the bulwark of Yerevanian Lake was built on the Hrazdan
River in 1966, its total volume is 5 million cubic meters, the maximum
height is 30 meters. The Kechut reservoir is in Vayots Dzor marz. It
was built in 1981, its total volume is 23 million cuic meters.