Over 100 towns and villages from 10 counties along the Romanian banks of river Danube face a high risk of floods in the period of April 9-11 in case river flow will exceed 13,500-13,600 cubic meters per second, according to an Environment Ministry press release.
Hydrological forecasts say the Danube flow gives no sign of dropping in intensity. On the contrary, it keeps rising and threatens 21,000 households and 290,000 hectares of land in the counties of Mehedinti, Dolj, Olt, Teleorman, Giurgiu, Calarasi, Ialomita, Braila, Constanta and Tulcea.
The Fuesday flow level stood at12,1000 cubic meters per second, well over the monthly average of 7,900 square meters er second. The situation prompted authorities to intervene to consolidate a series of protection dams along Danube.