Bulgaria sends urgent note to Turkey and Greece on river levels

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Bulgaria is sending Turkey and Greece an urgent note on the levels of three rivers as well as of dams along the Arda River, the Environment and Water Ministry said on February 4, after days of heavy rainfall.

Officials in Ankara and Athens will sent data on the levels of the rivers Maritsa, Tundzha and Arda.

Torrential rain that began on February 1 has led to at least two deaths in southern and eastern Bulgaria, a number of missing persons, evacuations of about 600 people close to the swollen Kamchiya River, destruction of property and damage to road infrastructure estimated to exceed 12 million leva (about six million euro).

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(Archive photo of Arda River: Evgeni Dinev)

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