Yakutia 24 TV channel: The republic rivers have the process of ice cover destruction starting.
“Water levels continue to increase with an intensity of 1 to 65 centimeters per day on the rivers Lena, Aldan, Amga, Vilyuy and their tributaries,” the Ecology Ministry says.
The active phase of the ice drift on the Lena River passes through the territory of the Lena District. The lower edge of the ice drift is observed in the area of the Krestovskoye hydropot (153 kilometers to Lensk), the water level is 361 centimeter (+91 centimeter in four hours), there is a thick ice drift. The upper edge of the ice drift is observed in the vicinity of the village of Vitim (211 kilometers to Lensk), the water level is 302 centimeters (-18 centimeters in four hours), and a thick ice drift. According to the agency, flooding of settlements is not predicted.