In some regions of Russia are expected to flood difficult situation this spring, said the head of the Federal Agency for Water Resources (Rosvodresursy) Marina Seliverstova.
"This year, in Russia the nature of flooding is expected to be close to historical averages, but in some areas could form a complex flood situation, which will require the combined efforts of all agencies of the federal and regional authorities," — said Seliverstova the government commission for the prevention and elimination of emergency situations .
She explained that this indicated reserves of water in the snow, above average long-term value, depth of soil freezing, difficult ice conditions. "These factors may cause flooding of the territory of the Leningrad, Novgorod, Kaliningrad, Arkhangelsk, Kemerovo, Tomsk, Novosibirsk, Magadan region, the Altai Territory. This complex cause flooding may become not only an environment, but building on floodplains.
The head of Hydromet Alexander Frolov also said that in some regions predicted intense floods. "I would particularly like to draw attention to the river Mzymta (Krasnodar Territory), in which there are set, and they will continue to fall," — said Frolov.
Seliverstova noted that now conducted preventive flood protection measures. In particular, zatoroopasnyh sites will be working to weaken the strength of ice, carried out checks of hydraulic structures, which will be installed on duty.