MOSCOW, August 22 (Itar-Tass) - The government commission for emergency situations had made a decision on lessening the discharge of water from the Zeya hydropower plant, EMERCOM spokesperson Irina Rossius has told Tass.
“In order to stabilize the situation and in connection with the start of recovery efforts in Amur region settlements, the government commission led by Minister for Emergency Situations Vladimir Puchkov has made a decision on lessening water discharge from the Zeya hydropower plant by 500 cubic meters per second.
Besides, specialists look into the possibility for reducing water discharge in the future. At present, the total discharge of water is about 5,000 cubic meters per second.
Meanwhile, the situation with Zeya reservoir stabilizes, and the upper water level has decreased by five centimeters in the past 24 hours.