Friday, May 26, 2017

Water levels return to normal in Yekaterinburg after floods recede

Alexei Kozhemyako, the deputy head of Yekaterinburg's administration on housing and communal services, spoke on Tuesday about drinking water supplies in suburban reservoirs.

Kozhemyako said the natural reservoir inflow has returned to normal levels following flooding in late May, when water levels rose by 6.5 feet from mid-April. The reservoirs are the main source of potable water for the city of Yekaterinburg, Ekburg.ru reports.

The deputy head said that this was the first time since 2007 that the city has had to open the gates on the Volchihinskoy dam in order to relieve excess water.

The city will decide in the fall whether or not they will need to draw water from the Nyazepetrovsk reservoir or the Ufa river, according to Ekburg.ru.