Preliminary reconnaissance mission to Son-Kul lake, June 2017

On June 8-9, 2017 inception field mission to Son-Kul lake was arranged. Mission participants were the representatives of the State Agency of Environment Protection and Forestry under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic (SAEPF), the State Inspectorate on Environment and technical Security under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic (SEITS).

The goals of the mission were to assess the conditions for monitoring the lake and places for water and bottom sediments sampling  to be held in August 2017. Also preliminary samples of water and sediment were collected in 6 sampling points for training purposes and determination of pesticide levels in different parts of the lake. Within the main field mission in August more water and sediment samples will be collected together with samples of  fish and benthos.