Flood Watch XV: Situation could worsen Wednesday and Thursday

ÄŒTK is reporting that the flood situation could worsen on Wednesday and Thursday due to predicted warming in mountain areas. This would worsen the flood situation, Interior Minister FrantiÅ¡ek Bublan said after today’s meeting of the Central Crisis Group. While today and Tuesday the forecast is for cloud cover and snow showers in the mountains,Continue reading “Flood Watch XV: Situation could worsen Wednesday and Thursday”

Flood Watch XIV: When will the Labe hit high water?

The Labe in Ústí nad Labem is at 870 cm and still rising slowly. It is expected to reach high water on Monday some time, but much will depend on the weather in Bohemia; showers are forecast for the next few days. At MÄ›lník (about 30km outside Prague if I recall correctly), the Labe isContinue reading “Flood Watch XIV: When will the Labe hit high water?”

Flood Watch XIII: Levee break in Olomouc

Part of Olomouc was flooded Saturday night when a levee broke in Horka nad Moravou. The levee has been partially repaired, but water is still flowing. There are about 820 residents of the flooded area, but most refused evacuation orders. The Chomoutov and ÄŒernovír districts were the most affected, with water flowing in the streets.Continue reading “Flood Watch XIII: Levee break in Olomouc”

Flood Watch XI: Reader question, Povodi Morava director fired

In the comments, reader Thayer asks: Please if possible in such short time to keep apprised- before sunrise Friday 30 March- how goes waters and flood stages for city of Prague? Leaving Salzburg tomorrow – should I get waders? Is city moving to higher ground? Sorry to respond to this late. Prague is expected toContinue reading “Flood Watch XI: Reader question, Povodi Morava director fired”

Flood Watch X: Situation stabilizes in some areas, worsens in others

This post refers extensively to the ongoing coverage at AktualnÄ›.cz. The time in parentheses refers to the time of the AktualnÄ›.cz post. The news today is mixed on the flood front; while river levels in southern Bohemia (with the exception of the Lužnice river) have stabilized and even declined in some areas, it has gottenContinue reading “Flood Watch X: Situation stabilizes in some areas, worsens in others”

Flood Watch IX: Situation in Prague stabilizes

This post relies on the constantly-updated flood news page at ActualnÄ›.cz. They have time stamps for each post, which is what you see in parentheses here. Some relatively good news this evening regarding the situation in Prague: The flood crisis staff has decided to stay at Stage 2 overnight after reviewing the weather forecast. FloodContinue reading “Flood Watch IX: Situation in Prague stabilizes”

Flood Watch VIII: Critical Vltava flow

AktualnÄ›.cz in one of its brief reports (the 16:11 item) says the Vltava is at a flow of 1,320 cubic meters per second, and people in charge say things will get critical when it gets above 1,500 cubic meters per second. Considering that there was a previous report that said the Vltava would hit culminationContinue reading “Flood Watch VIII: Critical Vltava flow”

Flood Watch VI: Spolana stops production

This is one that I’ve been waiting for: iDNES is reporting that Spolana has stopped production at its Neratovice facility. I’m pretty sure the Spolana facility is one of the biggest chemical plants in Central Europe, and in the 2002 floods it released tens of tons of chemicals into the Labe. Dioxin was among theContinue reading “Flood Watch VI: Spolana stops production”

Flood Watch V: 45 places where rivers threaten to overtop their banks

Sorry about the gap in posting. I’m having problems with my cable internet connection at home unrelated to the flood. ÄŒTK is reporting that there are now 45 places in the Czech Republic where rivers are threatening to overtop their banks. Most are situated on the Vltava and in Moravia. Waters are still rising inContinue reading “Flood Watch V: 45 places where rivers threaten to overtop their banks”