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Heavy snow could lead to spring floods

National News // Feb. 19, 2018

Although ski resorts are celebrating the heavy snow this season, there are warnings come the spring some areas may flood.

Pixabay Heavy snow could lead to spring floods

When the weather starts to warm, the melt water could overwhelm rivers heading down the mountain.

Hydrologist David Volken told the Blick newspaper the situation s very similar to that in 1999 which saw floods in many areas. At the time, they were described as ‘once in a century’ events.

It will depend on how quickly the weather warms and if April remains wet.


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