JSC Water Economy of Republic of  North Macedonia

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Branch office Berovo


Its characteristics are one of the largest and most important hydro-melioration systems in the Republic of Macedonia. Macedonia, in the upper basin of the river Bregalnica for the municipalities of Berovo and Pehchevo. The total projected gross area for irrigation in HMC Maleshevo field was 917,00 hectares, and the total gross possible irrigated area amounted to 510,00 hectares. It was performed in the period (1969 - 1973) year, and was put into function at the end of the distant 1974.

Out of the possible gross irrigation area, an average of annually in the last 15 years is irrigated from (30,00 - 50,00) hectares, when, unlike 2000, the digging of the old orchards with plums and sour cherries, and at the same time after the slow planting with new fruit plantations, as well as the indifference of the local population in the last few years, there are extremely cold temperatures in the winter conditions and the spring period, during which there is complete freezing of the fruit plantations (plums and sour cherries), and the total irrigated areas in the HMS Maleshevo field and annually, they are smaller and reduced under 30.00 hectares.

In general, the general and general conclusion is that, from the total irrigated areas (60-70)% are fruit plantations.

Description and technical characteristics of HMS Maleshevo field

water sources in the HMS Maleshevo field

At the moment, HMS Maleshevo field generally uses water from:

- Accumulation Ratevo on Ratevska River, as a dominant source of water, with a total gross volume of 10.500.000 m3 of water, of which 3.000.000 m3 are used as useful volume, from which water supply for the needs of JKPR SERVICE-Berovo, for water supply Berovo Municipality with seven settlements annually, with a rank of priority, there are 1,300,000 m3 of water available, and 1,700,000 m3 are available for irrigation of the areas covered by the basic hydro-melioration system Berovo.
-River Ratevska with variable oscillatory waterflow (20 to 300 l/s) and minimum quantities of water for irrigation annually for the areas covered by the multipurpose hydro system Berovo,
-River Bregalnica from tyrolean grip, for irrigation of the surfaces through the refectory earthen canals, with minimum quantities of irrigation water at an annual level of 1.000.000m3


Competences, territory, scope and area of ​​activity in HMS Berovo

AD Water Economy of the Republic of Macedonia in state ownership - branch Berovo - Berovo is formed due to: use, maintenance, exploitation and control of the systems for irrigation of the area of ​​activity, water supply and water supply, supply of water to utility companies for irrigation and technological needs, water for legal and natural persons for industrial purposes, water supply for electricity generation and drainage of the land in the defined territory within the system.

The area of ​​activity of HMS Berovo is the geographical area that has been affected by the surface of the users of the Berovo and Pehchevo municipalities in the area of ​​the HMS Malesevo field, and the other subsystems in the defined territory, which in their entirety are themselves, for the whole of the hydrotechnical unit and a set of interconnected hydro-technical and water-economy objects , within the territory of the HMS Berovo.


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