Hazards Map indicating places most at risk for emergencies created in Kazakhstan

Hazards Map indicating places most at risk for emergencies created in Kazakhstan

At the government session chaired by Prime Minister Askar Mamin, the Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources Magzum Mirzagaliyev, First Vice Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development Kairbek Uskenbayev, akims of several regions reported on their preparedness for the upcoming flood period.

Reporting on the prevailing hydrometeorological conditions in river basins, Magzum Mirzagaliyev noted that the snow accumulation process will continue throughout March. In turn, Kazhydromet will weekly from March provide basic hydrological forecasts with updates every 3 days. And also notify with storm warnings about the risks of flood threats in advance for 2-3 days at a rate of at least 6 hours in the event of sudden changes in weather conditions.

According to the synoptic forecast for March, air temperature and precipitation in most of Kazakhstan are expected to be higher than the climatic norm.

In order to prepare hydrotechnical structures of republican ownership for the passage of flood waters, the Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources takes all necessary measures. Anti-flood commission established.

Based on the forecast, the reservoir operation schedules are adjusted to increase the additional free capacities.

All owners of hydraulic structures were sent recommendations on the implementation of appropriate measures for the safe passage of flood waters and the preparation of the necessary inert materials and equipment.

A hazard map has been compiled showing locations most at risk of an emergency.

“Given the significant amount of snowfall and in the case of a sharp increase in air temperature, we will be forced to carry out significant discharges of water from the reservoirs. In this regard, akimats need to take effective measures to prevent an emergency,” Mirzagaliyev noted.


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