Danube Situation in Bulgarian Sector Remains Critical

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Bulgaria: Danube Situation in Bulgarian Sector Remains Critical Levels of the Danube river are threatening north-western Bulgarian town of Lom and Russe with flooding. Photo by BGNES

The situation with the level of the river Danube in the Bulgarian stretch is still critical as it continues to rise, authorities have announced.

Levels of the Danube river are threatening north-western Bulgarian town of Lom with flooding. The river at Lom remain as high as 870 cm, which has obstructed activities in the town's port.

Homes in some neighborhoods are starting to get flooded by underground waters. There is danger that drinking water in Lom can be contaminated by flood waters.

Constant monitoring of the level of Danube is under way in Russe, Bulgaria's largest town on the Danube river, Svishtov and Silistra, where the river rose by 11, 7 and 10 cm respectively.

The level of the river has been steadily rising for the last few weeks and the weather forecasts are troubling, with more rain coming this week. Local authorities are also keeping an eye on nearby tributaries flowing into the Danube.

Lom and other Bulgarian towns on the Danube suffered considerable damage from floods in 2005.

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