Climate change to spur floods in RussiaJune 29th, 2011 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The number of floods Russia will suffer in the next five years will be much higher than the average owing to global climate change, a top official said.
“The intensity of spring floods on the rivers of the Arkhangelsk region, Komi Republic, Yenisei and Lena river basins and the Ural territories will increase,” said Vladislav Bolov, a senior official at the emergencies ministry.
Bolov said the duration of the average flood period may also increase twofold - from the present 12 to 24 days, or even more.
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