Monday, 19 November, 2018

Rising river water poses threat of flooding

03 Dec 2017, 17:53 ( 11 Months ago) | updated: 04 Dec 2017, 09:07 ( 11 Months ago)

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The rain on Sunday and melting snow are increasing the water flow in rivers in south and southwestern coasts, reported the local media.

According to Tulvakeskus, which monitors flood situation, coastal rivers will remain at flood levels for at least a week. In the case of lakes, this may take longer.

In some places, fields have already been flooded. Water levels are at the average flood level in the Espoonjoki, Siuntionjoki, Karjaanjoki, Kiskonjoki and Summajoki rivers.

The water levels in natural lakes have been rising from Häme to North Karelia since autumn.

Temperatures are forecast to drop at the beginning of the week and, as a result, the water levels will start to decline.



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