CHP-1 in Chita began pumping water into the lake Kenon

© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Epanchintseva in fotobounce city cheats from the airCHP-1 in Chita began pumping water into the lake Kenon© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Epanchintseva the image Bank

Chita CHPP-1 started a pumping station that will pump water from the river Ingoda in the lake Kenon, according to TGK-14.

Hourly lake will receive more than 2 thousand cubic meters of water. The total amount of pumping is projected to be from 6 to 9.5 million tons river water.

«A one-mile pipeline to link the river and the lake today is only a technical facility, which saves Canon from drying out, service and maintenance, which is produced entirely at the expense of TGK-14 in the framework of the environmental policy of the company», — stated in the message.

In terms of the dry period, which continues from 2001, the lake level is close to critical. Natural tributaries Kanona dried up, groundwater sources is not enough.

The project is to maintain the water level in the lake Kenon power system started to implement in 1990. For 26 years the total amount of water pumped amounted to 286 million cubic meters of water that, in fact, equal to the volume of the whole Kanona.

For every thousand cubic metres, the company makes payment in the amount of 420 rubles, which is not less than 2.6 million rubles a year. TGK-14 shall pay twice that for water Sometimes and the water from the lake Kenon.