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Lake Maggiore rises 3m in 2 weeks

National News // By Tay Kinnear // Nov. 9, 2018

The recent rainfall in canton Ticino has been so heavy, Lake Maggiore is now bursting its banks.

Pixabay Lake Maggiore rises 3m in 2 weeks

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. 

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