Zhaiyk River’s water level remains critical in Atyrau and Makhambet regions

Zhaiyk River’s water level remains critical in Atyrau and Makhambet regions
Photo credit: The Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation of the Republic of Kazakhstan

The Operational Headquarters for Emergency Situations of the Atyrau region has provided a summary of the current level of the Zhaiyk (Ural) River in the area, Kazinform News Agency reports.

As of 8 a.m. on June 19, 2024 (compared to 8 a.m. on June 18) the water line has descended as following: 

The water level in Inderbor village has decreased by 12 cm, reaching 796 cm, while the critical level is 845 cm.

Makhambet district exhibited a six-centimeter decrease in water level, reaching 951 cm, while the critical level is 850 cm.

The water line in Atyrau has descended by 1 cm, reaching 580 cm, while the critical level is 550 cm.

The water level in Zhanatalap village is 416 cm, while the critical level remained at 500 cm.

The water level in Erkinkala district has decreased by 1 cm, reaching 373 cm. The critical level, however, remains at 450 cm.

It is worth recalling that the floods hit several regions of Kazakhstan in late March, and on April 10, the state of emergency was declared in 10 of the 17 regions of the country: Abai, Akmola, Aktobe, Atyrau, West Kazakhstan, Karaganda, Kostanay, Pavlodar, North Kazakhstan and Ulytau.

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