Water management planning for Naurzum National Nature Reserve, Kazakhstan. Abstract. By Y. A. Bragin

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1 SIBERIAN CRANE WETLAND PROJECT TECHNICAL BRIEF SIBERIAN CRANE WETLAND PRO ECT Water management planning for Naurzum National Nature Reserve, Kazakhstan By Y. A. Bragin Abstract The closed hydrological regime of the Naurzum lake system was affected by the construction of earth dams on main water flows and the plowing of a considerable portion of the upper catchment area in the 1960s and1970s. Disturbance of the hydrological regime resulted in the acceleration of the rate of water level decrease in the years following high water levels and an increase in the lake depression period a state of low and very low water levels. The first attempt at water resource management to improve the condition of the Naurzum lake system was made in the second half of the 1970s, but a lack of understanding between water users and authorities, as well as a nearly ten year cycle of high water levels beginning in 1982, did not allow the implementation of the project. In a new approach to water resource management was used focusing on the development of a basin agreement between the stakeholders through a Basin Council. The successful realization of such a scheme was supported by new legislation in the field of water resource use and changes in the socialeconomic situation. The UNEP/GEF Siberian Crane Wetland Project (SCWP) is a six-year effort to protect a network of globally important wetlands in Asia that are of critical importance for migratory waterbirds and other wetland biodiversity. The project uses the globally threatened Siberian Crane (Grus leucogeranus) as a flagship species, linking activities at 16 key wetlands along the species western and eastern flyways in Russia, Kazakhstan, Iran and China. For more information visit or contact the International Crane Foundation, E11376 Shady Lane Rd, Baraboo WI, USA Stream valley below a dam in the Naurzum lake system. Photo by Crawford Prentice

2 Background The Naurzum lakes, located in the central part of the Turgay basin, are one of the most significant wetland systems in Kazakhstan. The lake system is of global significance as habitat for waterbirds, including rare and globally threatened species, and plays an important role at the regional level as part of a network of wetland habitats used by millions of migratory waterbirds. Along with this, the condition of the Naurzum lakes completely depends on spring melt waters, which are formed outside the borders of the reserve and its protection zone. Typical of lakes of arid and sub-arid regions of Central Asia, the water level raises during flooding periods and a cyclical hydrological regime, in which the periods of high water level and subsequent gradual drying alternate with seasonal changes. Therefore, free surface water flow without obstacles in the catchment areas is a requirement for the conservation of the natural cyclic period of the lakes. Erosion gully near a dam in the Naurzum Lake system. Photo by Crawford Prentice In the years of virgin and long-fallow land development many water flows were blocked by earth dams, which have aggravated the water balance of the Naurzum lakes and resulted in the alteration of their hydrological regime. Water reservoirs result in great water losses due to evaporation, soil water infiltration and leakage. In the years with low volume of flood water, the dams block water from the catchment areas from entering the lakes, which increases the level of water reduction in the Naurzum lakes, reducing their area and finally increasing the length of low water periods and more frequent cases of complete drying up of some of the lakes. An additional threat to the Naurzum lakes is created by regular breakouts of the earth dams and washing-out of ravines that increases the water flow. Small fractions of soil are suspended in the water and are carried into riverbeds and deposited in stretches and lakes. The existing practice of water use in the basin of the Naurzum lake system is in contradiction with the legislation of Kazakhstan. All dams, except three, have no permits for construction and design documentation and do not correspond to technical requirements. The number and the volume of water reservoirs many times exceed the real demand of the population living here; therefore the majority of the reservoirs are not used. The remaining ones that are in direct use, in comparison with the general volume of losses, form only several percent.

3 Goal and tasks The goal of the project is the improvement of the hydrological regime of Naurzum lakes by ensuring the free flow of flood waters, while considering the real demand of the population for water and drinking water supply of proper quality. The primary task is making a water consumption system in compliance with the real needs of the population and the requirements of the Water Code and other legislative acts of Kazakhstan. Solution of this problem is made possible through (i) optimization of the number of hydrological constructions and definition of allowable limited volume of reservoirs and (ii) creation of a legal system for relations with water users, within the framework of which it would be possible to solve outstanding problems in the future. The problem of dams has two legal ways of solution: To make efforts to remove the dams constructed without permission, which violate the Water Code and other legislative acts, through the public prosecutor s office. To conclude an agreement with the regional government and main water users, and to define optimized dams, norms and sources of water use, and solution mechanisms for outstanding problems. The first way may be easier and quicker, however a greater probability of conflicts with the population and, subsequently, negative attitude to the reserve, is greater in this case. Moreover, such situations may occur many times in future. The second way requires greater effort, but it allows developing a system of relations and mechanisms of problem solving for the long term. It corresponds to the Water Code of Kazakhstan, which comes from the basin principle of water resource management on the basis of basin agreements and state (regional and basin) programs on use, reproduction and protection of water resources. Major Findings The development of the water resource management plan for the Naurzum lake basin is one of the priorities of the UNEP/GEF Siberian Crane Wetland Project in Kazakhstan. A great amount of work on the integrated study of the modern condition of the Naurzum lake basin has been implemented within the framework of project activities: - main water flows supplying the Naurzum lake system were examined, and the main characteristics of the Naurzum- Karasu river have been defined. Study of the conditions of the dams, their design specifications, availability of design and permit documentation and the volume of water reservoirs has been made. Soil volume, removed from dams and ravines into the riverbeds and lake hollows, have been calculated. Socio-economic situation in the Naurzum-Karasu river basin, the nature and the volume of water consumption, analysis of water demands for drinking water supplies for the population and livestock watering on the territory of the catchment area of the Naurzum reserve lakes has been studied. The volume of the Naurzum lake system has been calculated, inflows and outflows have been defined and the water balance has been established.

4 The value of water loss in reservoirs, created on the Naurzum-Karasu and Ulken-Karayelga rivers, has been identified for the Naurzum lake system water balance. Proposals for the regional plan on water resource management, considering tasks on the conservation of biodiversity of the project sites of the Naurzum Reserve have been prepared. Methods Justification and recommendations for preparation of the management plan for the Naurzum lake basin have been prepared on the basis of completed studies and calculations, as well as analysis of legislation in the field of protection and use of water resources. The Basin Council under the Tobol-Turgay Basin Water Management Department was created in 2006, and preparation of an agreement on the Naurzum lakes basin was immediately included into its work plan. In 2007 a draft Basin Agreement was discussed at the Site Management Committee meeting of the Naurzum district government and with other stakeholders. The agreement was submitted for legal expertise under the UNDP project on basin councils, after which it was submitted for approval by the participants of the agreement. In addition, a list of concrete dams subject to removal and reconstruction with installation of water release facilities, and allowable limited volume of water reservoirs was agreed upon at the meeting. The next stage must be approval of the agreement by the Kostanay regional government and further work on realization of planned activities. Achievements The Basin Agreement, including primary tasks, directions of cooperation and responsibilities of agreeing parties has been prepared and agreed. The tasks include: Arrangement of a water consumption system in accordance with real needs of the population and managing subjects; Prevention of silting and pollution of water flow supplying the Naurzum lake system; Development of the activities on protection of water bodies and rational use of water resources, including substitution of open sources by ground water supply; Harmonizing the legal justification of hydro-technical constructions with the requirements of the legislation. Ensuring monitoring of the condition of water bodies, change of hydrological regime and supervision of observance of the requirements for economic activities in the Naurzum lake basin. The activities for achieving the specified tasks include norms, according to which alternative water sources will be used as far as possible for the needs of the population s water supply: ground water from underground deposits and springs; for livestock watering - natural watering, constructed troughs (excavated with explosives), and ponds on small ravines, not having great flow or locally closed flows; all projects on use of surface water must be considered by ecological expertise bodies, including the ones in the reserve. A key element of the agreement is an approved list of dams, subject to removal and reconstruction with installation of water release facilities and definition of allowable limited volume of water reservoirs.

5 Conservation Implications The basin agreement is an important addition to the Management Plan of the Naurzum National Reserve. Realization of the activities specified in the agreement will minimize the impact of surface water resource use by the population on the hydrological regime of the Naurzum lakes, resulting in increased ecosystem sustainability, and changes will occur within the framework of natural cyclic periods. The Agreement specifies the norms, allowing for the Naurzum Reserve s participation in the process of decision making on all projects on surface water use within the basin of the Naurzum lake system, and mechanisms for the solution of outstanding problems. Along with this, the integration of proposals for the protection and use of water resources in the Naurzum basin with priority placed on the maintenance of water levels of the Naurzum lakes into the Basin Plan on integrated water resource management and water conservation in the Tobol-Turgay river basin, will enable the conservation of the Naurzum lake system as an important habitat for waterbirds. Further Reading Further information is available through the following sources: Assessment of the Condition of Water Resources and Proposals on Improvement of the Hydrological Regime in the Basins of Water Flow, Supplying Naurzum Lakes of Kostanay Region Analytical review. UNEP/GEF Development of a Wetland Site and Flyways for the Conservation of the Siberian Crane and Other Waterbirds in Asia Project - TSNTI, p. 48. Basin agreement on the Naurzum lake system of Naurzum district. Kostanay, p.17. About the Author Y.A. Bragin, candidate of biological sciences, ornithologist, senior scientific employee of the Naurzum Reserve. He has more than 30-years experience of work at the Naurzum Reserve and international nature conservation projects, a direct participant of preparation and implementation of all project on expansion of the reserve, establishment a protection zone and nomination of the World Heritage and others.

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