Flood risks in the Russian Federation in the next 5 years there will be more — MES

Russian Emergencies Ministry forecasts the coming five years, growth in the number of dangerous floods and their consequences on the territory of most of the federal districts and global climate change.
"By 2015, due to the projected increase in the maximum water storage capacity in snow spring floods may increase in the rivers of the Arkhangelsk region, Komi Republic, the subjects of the Russian Federation in the Ural region, rivers catchment Yenisei and Lena," — told RIA Novosti on Tuesday the head of the Center " Antistikhia "Emergency Situations Minister Vladislav Bolov.
He added that at this time "about half are expected to increase the frequency of ice jam flooding on the Lena River in Yakutia."
According Boloven in Russian regions at risk of catastrophic flooding (central, northern European Russia, Eastern Siberia, north-east Asian side and Kamchatka), the maximum duration of flooding floodplains can increase up to 24 days (at present it is about 12 days). Thus, the maximum water flow rate may exceed the average long-term value in half.
"In areas with high levels of the spring and the spring and summer in areas of the foothills of the Urals, Altai rivers south of West Siberia, in some years can form high water, the maximum of which is 5 times the average annual maximum flow rate", — concluded the Head of the Centre "Antistikhia."

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