Water flow in Labe increased due to fire in Bohemian Switzerland

State company Povodí Labe has increased the flow of water in the Labe River below the Střekov waterworks in Ústí nad Labem due to the fire in the Czech Switzerland National Park in the Děčín region.

The aim is to increase the water level in the river near the state border to make it easier for the firefighting helicopters to scoop water from the Labe, also known as the Elbe.

Last week, Czech authorities started to release more water from its dam system on the Vltava River in order to improve the water levels on the Labe.

Author: Ruth Fraňková