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Water level in Russia’s Orenburg drops to 1,017 cm

Sputnik

Published: 14:14, 20 April 2024

Water level in Russia’s Orenburg drops to 1,017 cm

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The water level in the Ural River in the Russian city of Orenburg has dropped to 1,017 centimetres (400.3 inches), the regional administration said on Saturday (20 April).

"The water level in the Ural River in Orenburg has dropped to 10 meters 17 centimetres," the administration said on Telegram.

The flood water subsided in 1,117 houses and 1,651 household plots over the past 24 hours, the administration said. Over 5,800 houses are still flooded, the administration added.

A total of 2,557 people, including 348 children, have been evacuated, the administration said.

Meanwhile, flooding in the city of Orsk in Russia’s Orenburg Region is gradually becoming less intense, the administration said.

Russian regions located in the Ural Mountains and Siberia have been grappling for weeks with strong floods sparked by rapid snowmelt and rising water levels in rivers. The regions of Kurgan, Orenburg and Tyumen have declared a state of emergency.

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