Risk of flooding in Värmland, Sweden

A lake in Värmland, Sweden. (iStock)
A lake in Värmland, Sweden. (iStock)
The water level of the Trysilelva river in the central province of Värmland, near the Norwegian border, has risen 25 cm over night and is approaching the levels it reached in 1995 when there was extensive flooding.

Since May 16th the water level has risen between 30-40 cm every day and house owners are having their cellars flooded.

Many inhabitants of Trysil have been forced to evacuate from their homes and the company Moelven has experienced severe damages.

If the water continues to rise, several roads may need to be closed, according to Norwegian Radio Hedmark.

Related stories from around the Arctic:

Canada: Rainfall increases flood risk in Yukon, Canada , CBC News

Finland: Lake levels rise in Finland, Yle news

Sweden: Northern Sweden hit by flooding, Radio Sweden

United States: Western Alaska reels from winter flooding as another storm bears down, Alaska Dispatch

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