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Four villages in Yakutia are in the flood zone
Ice drift began in Yakutia, the threat of flooding persists in four settlements in the Namsky and Ust-Aldansky districts. The situation is being monitored by four operational groups of rescuers, one more is to arrive in the Srednekolymsky district.
According to the press service of the Main Directorate of the EMERCOM of Russia in Yakutia, the ice drift is now passing through the territory of the Olekminsky and Khangalassky regions. In the next day - two ice drift will pass near Yakutsk, and then - at the mouth of the Aldan River in the Ust-Aldan region. It was during this period that, due to possible ice jams and abundant water from the Lena River, flooding of the villages of Kyllai, Cheriktey, Dygdal and Arbyn in the Namsky region may begin.
Now the lower edge of the ice near the Batamai village, the water level is 724 cm with a critical 1 cm. The upper ice edge has also been set more than 134 cm below the critical level near the village of Verkhoyanskiy perevoz.
Slightly higher water levels were established on the Vilyui River in the territories of the Nyurba, Verkhnevilyui and Vilyui districts. The lower edge was 804 cm with the critical 1 cm, and the upper edge was 158 cm, with the critical 869 cm. The river is expected to open up by May 1.
Also, in the next day, the Indigirka River should open up, in the next three days ice drift will begin on the Olenek and Yana rivers, and until May 24 - on the Kolyma River.