Lake Maggiore rises 3m in 2 weeks
The recent rainfall in canton Ticino has been so heavy, Lake Maggiore is now bursting its banks.
Only 10 days ago, waters were dangerously low.
The lake has risen 3 meters in just 11 days, the last meter in only in 24 hours.
It’s fed by three rivers – and surrounding mountains are mainly rock, so water flows off easily.
It was only couple of weeks ago, some boats couldn’t reach the ports due to the low waters – now the high waters have also closed some ports.