River Daugava's water level by Plavinas drops below critical mark

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Since last Sunday, the water level in the River Daugava in Plavinas has dropped by 33 centimeters, slipping below the critical 11-meter flood-mark, according to the latest information from the Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Center.

For two days, the water level in the river had remained above the flood-mark, with the highest level – 11.85 meters – recorded at midnight from Friday to Saturday.

Hydrologists expect the water level in the Daugava to gradually recede in the next coming days. Still, movements of an ice congestion at the Saka island downstream from Jekabpils can increase water levels at Plavinas.

Although most rivers in Latvia are free of ice, water levels in several rivers have risen because of melting snow.

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