Flows in rivers in the Morava river basin are below normal, most often in the range of 30 to 56 percent of long-term average monthly values. Several measuring stations have also reached the drought limit. The spokesman of the state enterprise Petr Chmelař informed about it today.
Drought is reported, for example, by Rožnovská Bečva in Valašské Meziříčí, which is at six percent of the long-term monthly flow. The flow in Bečva in Teplice is at 18 percent, Vsetínská Bečva is at 23 percent of the November flow. Wooden houses in Zlín and Olšava in Uherský Brod to 28 percent of the November normal.
In the Dyje river basin, the situation is slightly better, with flow rates ranging from 40 to 90 percent of normal. For example, the most water is in the Dyje in Podhradí, which flows 83 percent of the long-term monthly flow, Želetavka in Vysočany has 73 percent, Svratka in Židlochovice 70 percent and Haná in Vyškov 59 percent of the average November values.
“As no significant precipitation is expected in the coming days, we anticipate that watercourse levels will continue to persist or decline slightly.” added Chmelař.
Depending on the water level, most reservoirs have a constant tendency, and there is enough water in them to cover all required surface water abstractions. According to the spokesman, the important reservoirs last week also provided about 230,000 cubic meters of water to the flows below them than it flowed into them.
The state enterprise Povodí Moravy provides administration, operation and maintenance of watercourses and water management facilities. It manages almost 11,000 over 1,100 kilometers of watercourses, 100 kilometers of dams, 30 major reservoirs, 137 small reservoirs, 15 small hydropower plants, 13 locks and 175 weirs.