Rivers in Bohemia rise as a result of sudden warming

The fast increase in temperatures, melting of snow and rain in the past few days has caused a number of rivers around the Czech Republic to rise. Flood warnings are in effect from Thursday morning in the Plzeň, Ústí nad Labem and South Bohemian regions. Authorities in Prague, Central Bohemia, Pardubice, Hradec Králové and Vysočina regions have asked residents to be mindful of potential flooding. Nine rivers in southern Bohemia have risen beyond the first flood level. Some rivers in the north of Bohemia passed the highest – third – flood level on Wednesday night, but by Thursday morning were down below dangerous levels.

Author: Masha Volynsky