“Dropping of the level of Caspian Sea is not a disaster, and not considered as an extreme situation”, said Ramiz Mammadov, director of the Institute of Geography of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Science (ANAS) named after Hasan Aliyev in his briefing to journalists, APA reports.
2,5 m rise of the Sea-level of Caspian sea in 1978-1995 damaged Azerbaijani economy for $2,5 billion: “This was an extreme situation. However, the drop in the sea level for more than 1 meter is observed today. This can not be considered an extreme situation. Possibly, it can revert back to the previous level after a while. Generally, the changes in the level of the water are periodical”.