Alert and warning states are still exceeded on many rivers in Poland, mainly in its southern part. Third and second degree hydrological warnings issued by the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management are in force.
The rainfall on Wednesday was not as abundant as on the previous day. As the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management wrote on Twitter, they were found only in the southern part of Poland. The largest sum was recorded at the Dolina Pięć Stawów station, where 44.7 liters of water per square meter fell, and at Hala Gąsienicowa – 34.7 l / sq m. For comparison, on Tuesday in Szczyrk, 102 liters of water per square meter fell within an hour.
The rainfall zone has shifted beyond the country’s borders.
Alarm and warning states exceeded
The alarm levels are exceeded at 12 water gauge stations in the Vistula basin and at six stations in the Odra basin. Warning states, on the other hand, at 67 water gauges in the Vistula basin, 15 stations in the Odra basin and two stations in the Danube basin – IMWM informed on Twitter before 10 p.m.
Third degree hydrological alerts of the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management
Synoptics of the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management issued hydrological warnings.
Warnings of the third, highest degree, apply to the province. Lesser Poland (the Lesser Vistula and Skawa basins to the Świnna Poręba reservoir, the Dunajec to the Sromowce Wyżne reservoir, Czarna Orawa and the Soła and Skawa rivers below the reservoirs), the eastern part of the province. Silesian, north-west part of the province. Świętokrzyskie, as well as the north-eastern regions of the province. Łódź.
“The runoff of rainwater is in progress at places above the warning and alarm levels. The warning levels may be exceeded in points” – reads the IMWM release.
The alerts will be valid until 8 a.m. on Thursday.
Second degree hydrological alerts of IMWM
Second degree warnings also apply. These apply to the province. Lesser Poland (the Raba and Dunajec catchments from the Sromowce Wyżne reservoir to the Czchów, Poprad, Biała Tarnowska reservoir and the Dunajec River below Czchów), Opole (Odra and Mała Panew) Lower Silesia (catchment area of the rivers: Czarna Woda – tributary of Kaczawa, Czarna Woda – tributary of Bystrzyca, Ślęza, Oława, Barycz) and Greater Poland (rivers of the Barycz and Widawa catchment areas and the Łużyca catchment area).
As it has been written, warning states may be exceeded due to rainwater runoff.
Alarms will expire at 8 on Thursday.
What is the third degree hydrological alarm
As the definition of IMWM says, a third level warning means that “water levels (observed or forecasted) are in the zone above the alarm levels”.
What is the second degree hydrological alarm
A second level warning means that “water conditions (observed or forecasted) are in the zone above the warning conditions but below the alarm conditions”.
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