Flood falling away in Atbasar - MES

Date: 07:36, 11-04-2014.

Astana. April 11. KazTAG - Spring flood in Atbasar town in Akmola region has fallen away, said Valeriy Petrov, Vice Minister of Emergency Situations.

"Water level increased by 1 meter 20 centimeters in Atbasar settlement and luckily it has been falling away lately, the level has decreased by 80 centimeters," he said.

He added the cause of the flood has natural character; there have been no dikes failure. It has been the first time when water level increased so much in the region.

"The area is very big there and all the water flows into the Zhabay river," he added.

Water level in the Zhabay river makes 4.9 m, 1.5 m above the critical level. He added MES departments will help the residents to bring order in the disaster zone after the water level falls down.


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