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Lowering the Baikal level is allowed intentionally in the interests of power engineers - Corresponding Member of RAS
As reported by the press service of the head and government of the Republic of Buryatia, her senator Arnold Tulokhonov sent an appeal to the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation in which he asserts the self-interest of the interests of the Yenisei Basin Water Administration of the Federal Agency for Water Resources, which approved the water transfer volumes from Lake Baikal through the Irkutsk HPP in the amount of 1,3 thousand per cubic meter. "Lowering the level of the reservoir is allowed deliberately in the interests of power engineers", - writes Arnold Tulokhonov.
The senator, being a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, considers it expedient to limit the volume of water flowing through Baikal to at least 1,1 thousand cubic meters per second, otherwise “such measures will have catastrophic consequences for the ecosystem of the world natural heritage,” Tulokhonov said.
At the same time, the authorities of the Irkutsk region insist on the reverse, believing that in the spring of 2015 there will not be enough water to provide hydroelectric power stations on the Angara, and they propose to increase the amount of water discharged from the lake. Buryatsk, I, the same party insists on the inadmissibility of such actions, explaining this by the fact that a decrease in the maximum permissible water level in the lake (456 m in the Pacific system of heights) can destroy the ecosystem of the Seleng River delta.