The water level in the Seine River is rising after massive rainfall.
If the situation continues, it could break its bank in Paris.
While France is facing massive problems due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus, the Seine River is rising again in Paris.
It reached up to 4.0 meters (13 feet) in recent days, leaving trees and benches underwater and forcing the city to close riverside parks.
Officials at the Louvre Museum have a close eye on the rising water levels as the landmark would be badly hurt if the river spilled its banks.
Although the river hasn’t yet reached the critical level, officials have are limiting the number of visitors. for precaution.
The tunnel at the Tuileries’ gardens was closed over the weekend over fears of flooding.
Paris flooding in recent years
- During January 2018 floods, the river water level was measured at 5.84 meters
- In June 2016, the Seine rose to 6.1 meters. The Louvre Museum had to evacuate some of its artifacts and thousands of homes were flooded.
- In January 1910, the level of the Seine reached 8.62 meters, causing catastrophic floods across Paris.