Prague on Flood Alert

Prague experienced the most disastrous flooding in history in August 2002. Back then the waters of the Vltava River overcame the barriers and flooded thousands of homes and businesses. It’s been raining heavily for the past week and Prague is on flood alert. Flood defences are being erected and sandbags filled.

Below is a picture of the Botic stream (well used to be a small stream with Ducks!) in Nusle, Prague 2.

Botic in Nusle, Prague

Botic in Nusle, Prague

And here the Botic has burst its banks and flooded Folimanka Park.

Folimanka Park, Prague

Folimanka Park, Prague

In central Prague (Old Town Side), there are some restaurants and bars with water almost touching their terraces. This is the view from Charles Bridge toward Mlynec and Klub Lavka.

View from Charles Bridge

View from Charles Bridge

But on the other side of the river (Malostrana/Castle side), the terrace of Kampa Park Restaurant is already well underwater.

Kampa Park Terrace, Prague

Kampa Park Terrace, Prague

The next restaurant along (Hergertova Cihelna) is also close to the edge.

Hergertova Cihelna Restaurant

Hergertova Cihelna Restaurant

More rain is forecast tomorrow and the Czech authorities advise that the river has yet to reach its peak.

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