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Talass Basin Water Management Organization PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 17 September 2010

Talass Valley is located in north-west of the Republic and stretches 180 km far from east to west along the Talass river. The valley is at 1270 m above sea level. Rivers of snow-glacial feeding are the main sources of irrigation systems. There are 15 inter-state systems and 16 on-farm systems in Talass province.
Provincial irrigation is a dense network of twisting earthen channels, with prolonged idle sections. Talass BWMO consists of 4 district (rayon) water management divisions.
Talass BWMO supplies irrigation water to 113.23 thousand hectares of irrigated land. The state irrigation fund under responsibility of Talass BWMO is comprised of 552.6 km of inter-farm canals, 641 hydraulic structures, 211 gauging stations, 3 pump stations, 56.0 km of collector-drainage network, and 3 daily and decade runoff ponds, with the useful capacity of 17.4 Mm3.

At present, out of 113.2 thousand ha of the province’s irrigated area:
• 96.58 thousand ha or 84% are in good condition;
• 7.66 thousand ha or 7% are satisfactory;
• 10.59 thousand ha or 9% are unsatisfactory.

The list of functions and mandate at the provincial level includes the following:
• Organization of operation of the state irrigation and drainage network, canals, diversion, regulating and other hydraulic structures, pump stations, wells, reservoirs, power-supply lines, transforming stations and other elements of the state water infrastructure in order to improve their performance and reduce process water losses.
• Construction, reconstruction, and modernization of water-management and nature-protection systems and structures.
• Adoption of new automation, telecontrol and water control facilities and measures for their effective application.
• Development of draft perspective and annual forecast-plans for efficient water resources use.
• Design and survey work for other ministries and departments, according to state orders and through contracts with local authorities, peasant and individual farms, agricultural cooperative and other economic entities.
• Organization of development of water-management balances, perspective multipurpose water resources plans for river basins, irrigation systems, rayons and province as a whole.
• Control over technical state, use and repair of earth-moving machines, vehicles, and other machinery.
• Monitoring over availability of state pump stations, supervision over the state of pump stations and correction of their operation rules, as well as energy management.
• Estimation of needs for spare parts for smooth operation of pump stations and pressure pipelines.
• Control over implementation of current and capital repairs of pump stations, power equipment, earth-moving machines, vehicles, and mechanisms.
• Qualifying evaluation of operating staff from operations department.

1st of May str., 212, Talas, 722720, Kyrgyz Republic
Phone: (996 3422) 5 28 27
Fax: (996 3422) 5 34 00

Last Updated ( Friday, 17 September 2010 )