Flood alerts called off as water levels stabilize

After several days of minor flooding resulting from the thaw, the water-levels of the country’s rivers are reported to have stabilized. Flood alerts have been called off in all high risk areas and meteorologists say the predicted drop in temperatures should stop the thaw in the mountain regions leading to a drop in water levels. In the course of the past fortnight fire fighters in south Moravia and north Bohemia have had to use explosives to break up huge blocks of ice jamming rivers in order to restore the flow of water and prevent local floods.