The memory of the flood of 2013 still fresh, so the dramatic rise in water level in the Amur river has troubled the minds of the inhabitants of Khabarovsk. However, as the Director of the Institute of ecological problems Feb RAS Boris Voronov, the repetition of disasters of 2013 should not wait. "Every year at this time in the region are monsoon rains and it is normal for this region," said Boris Voronov.
Boris Voronov also said that currently the water level does not exceed the maximum permissible norms and, especially, not exceed last year's July level. He noted that in some places of possible floods, but this situation is quite normal.
Water continues to arrive. The water level is also affected by cyclones, operating in the neighbouring regions. For example, in Vladivostok from-for heavy rains, landslides occurred, was flooded the basements of several houses located in the lowland, many cars were damaged element. A highway "Ussuri" (connecting Khabarovsk and Vladivostok) was blocked for an hour. However, the main precipitation fell to the share of the Amur region – the districts of the Bureyskaya and Zeyskaya HPP. These reservoirs are produced discharges of stored water.
Natalya Yefremova (head of hydroprogne Khabarovsk meteorologist) believes that these discharges will not affect the flood situation in the city of Khabarovsk.
Recall that in 2013 the large-scale flooding, the level of the Amur near Khabarovsk city amounted to 360 see the Water came at about 5-10 cm per day. In 2014, the level of Amur – 216 cm, but it grows to 20-25 cm per day, i.e. the growth rate is higher more than twice. Hydrologists report that the rise of the water level should be expected until the end of the month. It is expected that by the end of the month the water level will reach 280-300 cm is the level close to normal.
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