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March 25, 2021 12:05 pm

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Experts have strengthened control over tunnels, berths and embankments.

City services have tightened control over tunnels, piers and embankments in anticipation of the spring flood. This was announced by the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Housing and Communal Services and Improvement Peter Biryukov… He noted that the past winter has become one of the snowiest in recent years. According to forecasters, about two meters of snow fell in the city in just one season.

“Due to the record-breaking snowy winter and frosts, the thickness of snow and ice on the reservoirs exceeds the parameters of previous years, which may lead to more intensive flooding,” stressed Pyotr Biryukov.

Employees of municipal services check the condition of pumps in transport tunnels and underground pedestrian crossings, clean up inspection and drainage wells, clean sump from silt, dirt and sand. Particular attention is paid to berths, embankments and underground pedestrian tunnels located in the zone of possible flooding.

“Round-the-clock monitoring of these objects is carried out, the readings of special measuring rods for determining the water level, which are fixed on bridges and embankments, are monitored. Specialized services on a regular basis exchange operational information about the start of the flood pass, “added Pyotr Biryukov.

The head of the municipal economy complex emphasized that special brigades are on duty in places of possible flooding. Such objects include the embankment in the Fili park, Krasnopresnenskaya embankment near the International Exhibition pier and the Vystavochny underground pedestrian tunnel, Moskvoretskaya embankment near the Zaryadye pier and an underground pedestrian tunnel, Bridge No. 22 across the Desna River in the village of Fabriki named after May 1.

According to forecasts, the inflow of melt water into reservoirs in the vicinity of Moscow this year may reach 270 million cubic meters. Today, there are enough free reservoirs to receive all the melt runoff and exclude flooding of the territories. The reservoirs of the Moskvoretskaya system are filled by 54 percent, the reservoirs of the Vazuz system – by 52 percent.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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