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Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship. Difficulties on the Pisa River due to low water level

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On Pisa in the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, navigation from Lake Roś to the mouth of the Narew is difficult, Waters of Poland reported on Tuesday. This is due to the low water level.

The northern part of Poland is struggling with severe drought. In many places in Warmia and Masuria No rainfall has been recorded for more than three weeks. On the Great Masurian Lakes Trail, average, but still lowering water levels are recorded.

Polish waters in Bialystok issued a navigation announcement in which they warn sailors that “due to the low water level, navigation on the waterway of the Pisa River from Lake Roś to the mouth of the Narew River is difficult and special care should be taken”.

“Continuous decline in water levels”

Joanna Szerenos-Pawilcz, spokeswoman for Polish Waters in Białystok, said on Tuesday that “due to the long-term drought, there is a continuous decrease in water levels in the Great Masurian Lakes System”. She reported that on April 28, i.e. on the opening day of the trails, the water level at the water gauge in Giżycko was 130 centimeters, now it is 118 centimeters.

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Szerenos-Pawilcz reassured the sailors, emphasizing that this is the state of medium water and “so far there is no danger of introducing restrictions on navigation on the waterways in the Great Masurian Lakes System”.

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Read also: Drought in Poland “is permanent and will eventually affect us all”

IMGW: the drought is progressing

The Institute of Meteorology and Water Management alerts about “progressing drought” in Poland. As he informed on social media, “the rivers are dominated by slopes and leveled water levels”. It was added that “few increases are caused by the operation of hydrotechnical devices”.

At 62 percent of the stations, the zone of low water levels is noted, and at 37 percent, there is a low-water zone. – mid-range zone.

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