Flooding continues in Gorenjska, Koroška

Ljubljana, 5 August - Flash flooding continues in the northern regions of Gorenjska and Koroška, the region hit hardest on Friday, as heavy rains pounded the country throughout the night. In south Slovenia, the Sava spilled over as the water surge travelled downstream, the Civil Protection and Disaster Relief Administration said on Saturday.

The Kamniška Bistrica rising heavily in Domžale, north of Ljubljana.
Photo: Žiga Bojc/STA

The Poljanska Sora, which flooded Škofja Loka yesterday, continues to flood. The same goes for the Kamniška Bistrica, which caused massive flooding yesterday around Kamnik, Domžale, Komenda and Mengeš.

The Sava, of which all these rivers are direct or indirect tributaries, continues to swell and is not expected to reach its maximum level for the next few hours.

The water surge reached the lower Sava, north of the border with Croatia, last evening necessitating the evacuation of a campsite in Čatež ob Savi, a popular spa and water park.

The Krka, a Sava tributary which joins the rive near Brežice, is swollen as well but is not expected to flood outside the areas that it typically floods.

The Civil Protection and Disaster Relief Administration said most other rivers, including the Mura and Drava in eastern Slovenia, are swollen but water levels are slowly receding.

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