Flood Watch 2010

Webcam watching the rise of flood water as snow melts in Soomaa
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Post by alice44 » April 2nd, 2010, 12:02 pm

I almost had to close my eyes on that video.

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Post by Kuremari » April 2nd, 2010, 4:34 pm

some pictures from Soomaa ...the connection is cut....cars stay on the road sides and canoes are the only possible transport
http://www.parnupostimees.ee/?id=244866
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Post by Jo UK » April 2nd, 2010, 6:06 pm

I checked the webcam - the picture hasn't refreshed since 11.19 today.

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Post by juta » April 2nd, 2010, 9:38 pm

Here is video from TV news about Soomaa.

http://uudised.err.ee/index.php?0&popup=video&id=31827
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Post by Olga » April 2nd, 2010, 10:04 pm

But isn't it difficult to live a normal life surrounded by water - for humans and mammals ?? It looks bad! There was seen on the video a White Stork nest and a White Stork there on the nest! The storks of course do not feel so bad. Hm.. :puzzled: perhaps there are not much fish in the flood water..
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Post by juta » April 2nd, 2010, 10:37 pm

That flood is there every year. People have conformed to that I think.
Hope Aivar Ruukel(by the way he gave interview in that video)could tell us.
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Post by Katsa » April 3rd, 2010, 12:10 am

Aivar, is THIS the bridge on the web cam?

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Post by Jo UK » April 3rd, 2010, 12:45 am

AivarRuukel wrote:Many thanks to all people involved in this experiment and who's commitment turned this wild idea into reality!
:hi: Aivar - I saw you on TV - see Juta's post!

Thanks, Juta. That was interesting.

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Post by macdoum » April 3rd, 2010, 3:07 am

WOW.. not only is it flooding but that water is freezing cold too. We see the ice floating round those people in the canoe.. :slap: :shock:
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Post by juta » April 3rd, 2010, 8:18 am

Good morning!
It seems the cam is working again.

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Post by Liis » April 3rd, 2010, 10:56 am

...and the water level is long past last year's highest (orange band, submerged now :rolleyes:) and steadily approaching the 1956 peak, green band on tree on right hand side.

(Live camera image HERE, in case anyone has lost the URL)

EDIT: band colours corrected :blush: :blush: , thanks, Jo!

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Post by juta » April 3rd, 2010, 3:21 pm

Inspecting the bridge?

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Post by Jo UK » April 3rd, 2010, 6:09 pm

Where? You mean that underwater bridge?? :laugh: :laugh:

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Post by deeve » April 3rd, 2010, 7:57 pm

Kanal 2 showed the flood, such a great picture. Hope to go there next weekend.

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Post by juta » April 3rd, 2010, 8:32 pm

deeve wrote:Kanal 2 showed the flood, such a great picture. Hope to go there next weekend.
I saw that too!
Deeve, do you think it will continue yet on next week?
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Post by Jo UK » April 3rd, 2010, 8:32 pm

The water level is much closer to the green mark, this evening.

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Post by juta » April 3rd, 2010, 8:33 pm

Jo UK wrote:Where? You mean that underwater bridge?? :laugh: :laugh:
:D OK, the place where used to be a bridge.
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Post by deeve » April 3rd, 2010, 8:44 pm

Juta
I hope so. The snow is still melting. I last went there in Febr, I´m quite sure it´ll take some more time to melt it all.

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Post by juta » April 3rd, 2010, 9:08 pm

deeve wrote:Juta
I hope so. The snow is still melting. I last went there in Febr, I´m quite sure it´ll take some more time to melt it all.
I hope you will take photos and post here then.
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Post by AivarRuukel » April 3rd, 2010, 10:48 pm

It is not an underwater bridge, it is a floating bridge, see picture.Image
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