Experts expect serious complications during the passage of both phases of the flood in the Altai Mountains in the spring because of the small rivers froze to the bottom and snow fell twice as much as last year, according to the website of the government of the region.
For the territory of the Altai Republic is characterized by two waves passing flood. The first experts usually predict the end of April, the second — in the end of May — beginning of June, when they begin to melt glaciers in the mountains. For several years, flooding in the Altai proceeded relatively peacefully without major damage. On Monday, the Gorno-Altaisk a meeting of the commission for the prevention and elimination of emergency situations. The main issue was to prepare for the season pavodkoopasnomu 2013.
"Hydrological conditions during the opening of the rivers and especially during the second wave of flooding will be significantly different from the situation in 2011-2012, and it will be quite difficult. Situation impacted on cold December with average temperatures below normal, especially the second decade, when the average temperature was below normal 14-20 degrees. Snow was still not enough, so sometimes small rivers froze to the bottom ", — said at the meeting, Deputy Chief of the Gorno-Altai Center for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring Vera Anisimova.
She stressed that the high snow cover also complicate flood. Snow in the Altai Mountains have fallen in two times more than last year. Thus, the height of the snow in the area at the meteorological site Turochaksky is 96 inches, and in the hollows and logs much more than a meter. For most areas of snow depth on 8-18 inches above normal. In this winter is not over, and, as the experts in March, precipitation will fall again overweight.
"As a result of the flood forecast excess water levels above the critical on all the rivers of the Republic, in some areas — out of the rivers from their beds, and the formation of numerous ice jams …. Meteorologists also notes the large snow cover on the Katun Range, which complicates the second passage waves of high water when the glaciers start melting, "- said in a statement.
According to the head of the region, the anomalous high water was in the Altai Republic in 2006, when floods resulted in the destruction of large bridges, the bridge over the river and through the Swan River Karakoksha, as well as dozens of smaller bridges. In order to prevent a recurrence of the situation, the heads of municipalities and all operational services tasked settlements from risk areas to ensure supply of food and medicines. In case of emergency will be prepared in advance the human and technical resources, practiced ways possible evacuation of people, material resources. For the exploration of the situation from the air preparing aviation technology. In places of possible congestion will conduct blasting. Control the situation will interdepartmental operational headquarters.