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Old 16.07.2021, 12:05
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Floods/Flooding

So reading several news sources it seems Lac Leman (Geneva) has reached its highest level of 372.65m this morning, highest since 1955.

Tourist boating on Lac Morat and Neuchâtel is now prohibited.

And areas around Lac Quatre - Cantons is on high alert, 5/5.

My météo app is giving non-stop flood warnings around here, but seems 3/5 scale, for now.
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Old 16.07.2021, 12:49
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So reading several news sources it seems Lac Leman (Geneva) has reached its highest level of 372.65m this morning, highest since 1955.

Tourist boating on Lac Morat and Neuchâtel is now prohibited.

And areas around Lac Quatre - Cantons is on high alert, 5/5.

My météo app is giving non-stop flood warnings around here, but seems 3/5 scale, for now.
Yep.
Lake Neuchâtel hasn’t quite reached the ‘crue’ level yet but I don’t think it will be long before it does as it is fed from the Lac de Bienne via the Thielle canal and the Lac de Bienne is at dangerously high levels.

Navigation on the canal has been forbidden for a couple of days already as there is limited height under the bridges and the docking points are all submerged.

Went to go shopping at the Maladiere shopping centre this morning and the underground car park is closed as it’s completely flooded.
There is some alternative parking and they’ve arranged a shuttle bus to the centre from one of the car parks but it is less than ideal.

The canal has been closed once to my knowledge since we moved here due to high water levels but it was nowhere near as high as it is now.
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Old 16.07.2021, 12:57
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Re: Floods/Flooding

I got a warning message that all gas stations on lake Zurich (as in: the ones for boats) are closed down for safety. The police very politely asks everyone to not go on the lake if not absolutely necessary to avoid waves as much as possible...
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Old 16.07.2021, 13:34
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Re: Floods/Flooding

Looks like it will all calm down during / after the weekend..
It's just been so unpredictable and localised recently, even the meteoswiss app introduced the new graph showing the uncertainty ..

I'm almost 900m above lac leman and often recently we get a weather warning for rain but it passes below us following the lake.. just as often we don't get the forecast and we see the rain heading to us and we get it.. At least we're not really exposed to flooding up here.

Last few days we spent over the Jura by the river Loue .. Been there many times but it spectacular this time, the hight of the water, the speed and the debris it was carrying, whole 20m long trees etc..
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Re: Floods/Flooding

I took my graduates on a treasure hunt around Zurich on Wednesday, and noticed something I've never seen before: the walkways which are below the normal level of the river in the Schanzengraben (in Zurich) were flooded, as the water level had risen above the height of the wall protecting them. We had to cross the street over the bridge, rather than under them (which is pretty cool for many kids, as you're walking with your head/shoulders at the same level as the water, usually - one suggested we might walk across the wall, and just get wet feet ...).
Should've taken a pic, I guess ...
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