Pamplona’s Arga River suffers the highest flooding in twenty years

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The body of a missing Navarre man was found in a submerged vehicle after storms. image: twitter

Pamplona’s Arga River suffers the highest flooding in twenty years

The city of Pamplona, ​​in the autonomous community of Navarre, was placed this morning, Friday, December 10, in alert level 1 of the Flood Plan. At around 5:08 am, the Arga River recorded an incredible flow of 508 m3 per second, its highest level of flooding in the last twenty years.

According to city council data, this is the highest flow in the river since surveys began in 2000. For comparison, a city official pointed out that during the 2013 floods in the municipality of Burlada, the river measured 492 m3 per second.

The affected neighborhoods have been on alert since yesterday afternoon, Thursday 9. The authorities have asked residents to remove all vehicles in the vicinity of the Corralillos swimming club, Errotazar and one of the car parks in Trinitarios. No damage was reported on any vehicle.

Enrique Maya, the mayor, visited the affected areas near the river this morning, accompanied by Javier Goya, the municipal police chief. Also present were the councilor and director of the Citizen Safety Zone, Javier Labairu and Patxi Fernandez, respectively, who warned people to stay away from the flooded areas adjacent to the swollen river.

Many streets in the capital are closed to traffic, as are areas of the Landaben industrial zone, as reported malagahoy.es.

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