We have released 51 million cubic meters less water from Lake Sevan as of August 12 this year, as compared with the same period last year. The Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, stated this on his Facebook page.
“The amount of water released from Lake Sevan makes up 93 million cubic meters as of August 12, as compared with the 144 million cubic meters last year,” he added. “This means that there is great likelihood that there will be no need to carry out more than the 170 million cubic meters of [water] release—provided by law—from Lake Sevan.
“The reason for this situation is more or less the favorable weather, and the application of emergency measures in the domain of water management.”