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Monday, 20 September 2010

Papan reservoir served for irrigation purposes is located in the valley of the Ak-Bura river near the Kaptar range in Osh province in the south of Kyrgyzstan. Papan reservoir served for irrigation purposes is located in the valley of the Ak-Bura river near the Kaptar range in Osh province in the south of Kyrgyzstan.


The Ak-Bura river basin, with the catchment area of 2.6 thousand km2, is located in the northern slope of Alay range, which is a part of the Pamir mountain system. It is locked by Alay range in the south, while in the north the basin’s boundaries coincide with the boundary between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, and in the west and east it borders upon Aravansai and Gulcha river basins, respectively.
The Papan reservoir was built in 1980. The gross capacity of the reservoir is 260 Mm3, while the useful capacity is 240 Mm3. The reservoir is designed for long-term regulation of the Ak-Bura river’s flow for the purposes of irrigated agriculture development in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan and for water supply of the city of Osh. The command area is 39.5 thousand ha.


List of functions and mandate of the reservoir authority:

1. Organization of operation of the state diversion, regulating and other hydraulic structures of reservoirs, the power-supply lines, transforming stations and other elements of the state water infrastructure in order to improve their performance and reduce process water losses.
2. Observation over reliable operation of dam and the whole set of hydraulic and other structures that are under control of the reservoir authority.
3. Monitoring of safety of dam structures, implementation of capital and routine repairs.
4. Adoption of new automation, telecontrol and water control facilities and measures for their effective application.
5. Control over technical state, use and repair of earth-moving machines, vehicles, and other machinery and estimation of needs for spare parts for smooth operation.

PRA, Zainabedinova str., 4, Osh, 714024, Kyrgyz Republic
Phone: (996 3222) 3 46 28
Fax: (996 3222) 7 83 95

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