Some parts of Prague still lack anti flood barriers

Most people in the Czech Republic connect August 2002 with the catastrophic floods that struck the country. Prague was one of the struck towns and the flood effects were noticeable long after the flood was gone.

Many parts of the city are now protected against high level of the Vltava river. Especially the parts around the centre have a good water protection. The state has already invested 2 billion CZK, another half a billion will be invested this year. Although the anti flood barrier should have been completed before October 2007, there are some parts that still lack the barriers.

The construction will continue this year in three parts of Prague – Zbraslav, Radotin, and Chuchle. Prague-Troja, where popular Prague Zoo, Botanical Garden and Troja chateau with splendid gardens are situated, will be finished next year. According to the meteorologists, there’s no need to worry about floods this year. There hasn’t been much snow and the soil can soak up rain water much easier.

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