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Like In Venice?

Posted on April 12, 2012 by team


It’s Alatyr. Three different rivers unite in one stream in spring what often causes such a big flood. The average upwelling level is 6 m 85 cm, today it is 7 m 40 cm. Though the water is still rising, the record of 1926 – 9 m will hardly be beaten. About 4,5 km2 of the city has sunk under water. Luckily there are no victims but 3 000 people are in the flooded zone.

Locals have no panic, they are always ready for such situations, they lift cattle and transport on scaffolding.

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2 Responses to “Like In Venice?”

  1. OLUT says:

    It’s becoming flood time in Finland, too. I don’t remember all the areas affected, but when all the snow finalllllly melts, waterways will start to rise and sometimes make trouble.

  2. Al says:

    7 meters is a lot of water. I am sure it floods every year, so, no one is surprised. Very good bottom land.

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