It has been ultimately addressed the issue over ensuring the necessary water amount in the rivers 


The issue of discharging necessary amount of water into rivers after water abstraction envisaged for the exploitation of SHPPs was addressed. The specialists voiced about insufficient water flow in rivers over the years. The river feeding and seasonal peculiarities are taken into consideration in the new method for estimating ecological flow for SHPPs approved by the RA Government decree (January, 2018). Thanks to the adopted calculation order, during the exploitation of small hydroelectric power stations there will be ensured sufficient water flow in the rivers, which will contribute to preserving their ecosystems.