Moskal believes that the December flood in Transcarpathia had no catastrophic consequences

19 December 2017 12:41  87167299 0168900
Moskal believes that the December flood in Transcarpathia had no catastrophic consequences

In the upper and middle reaches of the Transcarpathian rivers, the flood wave level continues to drop. In the mountainous and central districts of the region, water in the Tisa river has dropped from 0.7 to 3 meters, however, the flood wave continues to increase in the border area.
- On Monday evening, the maximum rise in water in the Tisza was near the village of Vasarosnameny (Hungary), - Hennadiy Moskal says. - In the morning, due the peculiarities of the channel, the river returned to the territory of Ukraine and today to evening will reach Chop. The water level is expected to rise to 7.2 meters, however, there is no threat of flooding.
Yesterday morning, the Latorytsya river, near Chop, exceeded the historical maximum of the catastrophic flood in 2001 by 4 cm. Dams withstood the load, there are no flooding of settlements.
In the Borzhava river, the maximum flood wave passed near the village of Bene in Beregovo district, in the morning, water level began to drop.
The December flood was caused by a high rainfall rate in the upper reaches of the rivers. During a day, rainfall rate amounted to 110 millimeters, that is equal to two decade norms. Three flood waves, which formed in the upper reaches during December 9-17, merged into one downstream.
In the middle reach of Borzhava (Irshava and Vynogradiv districts), overflows over the dams and the flood area exceeded the level of the catastrophic flood in November 1998, and near Chop, the water level in the Latorytsya exceeded the level of the catastrophic flood of 2001. Fortunately, this time, there have been no victims or destructions of private houses or social facilities.

Tags: flood wave, river upper reaches, high level, decline, Moskal, precipitation, situation, Transcarpathia

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