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Scientists have warned about the possible floods in the Amur due to monsoon rains

Scientists of the Russian research Institute on problems of civil defense and emergency situations (VNII GOCHS) do not rule out a sharp rise of water levels in the Amur river basin due to the expected monsoon rains already falling and the absorbency of the soil.

It is noted that high groundwater levels will also create difficulties in conducting field work and will lead to lower yields.

"On the territory of the far Eastern Federal district in three districts of the Khabarovsk territory, within the district of the Amur region and two districts of the Primorsky territory remains a dangerous agrometeorological phenomenon of waterlogging of the topsoil," are available on the website of the Institute of civil defense the words of the head of the Institute Sergey Didenko.

He recalled that one of the reasons for large-scale floods in the far East in 2013 was the high water saturation of soil on large areas of river basins. Then inundated, almost 7.5 thousand households and 22 of the municipal formation on the territory of the Amur region.

Earlier it was reported that the shortage of water caused by the small amount of snow, reservoirs and hydroelectric power stations on rivers of Russia to switch to an economical expenditure. In addition, because of the warm winters with little snow and a severe drought can threaten Nizhny Novgorod, Astrakhan and Volgograd areas. And in the Vladimir, Ryazan, Moscow, Tver and Nizhny Novgorod regions may cause fires.