Kulbida: Ukraine preparing for floods from Europe

11 June 2013 09:27
KYIV (QHA) - The floods that are currently raging in Hungary and Romania have already reached Ukraine as water levels at the Ukrainian section of the Danube River rose by eight centimeters, Director of the Ukrainian Hydro-Meteorological Center Mykola Kulbida has said, according to Ukrainform.
"The flood wave is now in Hungary and partly in Romania. This wave has already reached Ukraine, and water levels at the Ukrainian section of the Danube have risen by five to eight centimeters in the past two days. There are two reservoirs on the Danube, which partly regulate the height of the flood wave. These reservoirs are currently prepared to accept high water," he said at a briefing on Monday.
Kulbida added that maximum water levels on the Danube River are expected in the third week of June 2013.
"The largest increase in water levels, according to the current figures, will be reported near the town of Reni, and it will reach 1.7 meters," he said.