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Rapid increases in water levels after heavy rains. Warnings

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An increase in water levels occurred on rivers in the Silesian Voivodeship, IMGW forecasters reported on Wednesday. The region has experienced heavy rainfall since Tuesday, especially heavy in mountainous areas. Hydrological alerts were also issued in the Małopolskie Voivodeship.

The falling rain caused the Koszarawa River in Pewla Mała in the Żywiec region to reach the warning level of 150 centimeters in the morning. According to the data of the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management, in the area of ​​the Koszarawa Żłabne hamlet, 47.5 liters of rain per square meter fell during the past 24 hours. A yellow hydrological alert has been issued for the catchment before a rapid increase in water levels.

High water levels are also maintained on the Biała River in Bielsko-Biała Mikuszowice (131 cm at the warning level of 170 cm), as well as on Wapienica on the water gauge before Czechowice-Dziedzice (271 cm at the warning level of 330 cm).

In southern Poland, they have been in force since Tuesday IMGW meteorological alerts against heavy rainfall. The weather has an impact on tourist conditions in the mountains – as the Beskid rescuers reported, due to the downpour conditions on the trails are difficult everywhere. In the mountains it is slippery, wet and muddy, there is poor visibility. The lowest, first degree of avalanche danger applies in the area of ​​Babia Góra.

IMGW hydrological alerts

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Level 1 hydrological warnings have also been issued for the following watersheds:

– in the province Silesian: for Soła (to the dam of the Czaniec reservoir together with the catchment area of ​​Bystra and Żabniczanka), Żylica and Łękawka;

– in the province Lesser Poland: for Czarny Dunajec, Biały Dunajec, Dunajec (including the Sromowce Wyżne reservoir), Białka, Niedziczanka, Czarna Orawa, Skawica, Skawa (including the Świnna Poręba, Stryszawka, Skawinka and Sękówka reservoirs.

The alerts will remain in effect until 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Hydrological warningsIMGW

What is a first stage hydrological alarm

A Level 1 Hydro Alert indicates a moderate risk. Water levels (observed or forecasted) are in the zone below the warning levels, with a rapid increase in water levels expected.

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