- Hans Weber
- September 28, 2023
Several streams in the Czech Republic rose to flood levels
Prague – Several streams in the Czech Republic rose to flood stage overnight today. In the morning, the Botič stream near Prague and two streams in Jesenick were at flood stage. This follows from information on the website of the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (ČHMÚ). The level of the Černé brook in Velká Kraš in Jesenice today after 05:30 was at the second flood stage out of three, and the other two streams were at the first stage.
Meteorologists have warned that it will rain persistently in parts of the Czech Republic during the night of today and in the morning. Rainfall totals can reach up to 40 millimeters in 12 hours, i.e. 40 liters per square meter. Flows rose to flood levels about one to two hours after midnight today.
Botič in Jesenice in the Praha-západ district has been persistently on the first level, i.e. flood vigilance, since around 02:00. The river Vidnavka in Vidnav in Jesenice is also on the first stage from 02:30. It reached the second level for a short time in the morning, but then the level dropped back to the first level. The Černý potok in Velká Kraš was already at the first stage on Monday evening, then it dropped to a normal level, but today after 01:00 it reached the first flood stage again. As of 03:00, the level rose to the second level, i.e. flood alert, at which it still remains.
Water levels have risen repeatedly in recent days due to heavy rains. Streams reached flood levels in, for example, the Olomouc region, but also in other regions. On Friday and Saturday, for example, Klabava in the Pilsen region even reached the highest, third flood stage, which is a flood threat. On Saturday, the level of Polančice in the Ostrava part of Polanka nad Odrou was also briefly on the third stage.