The River Seine is set to flood Paris | tutor2u Geography

The population of Paris are set to face significant flooding this weekend as the Seine is close to bursting its banks.

The river is expected to rise to 6.1 metres by Sunday; this is 4 metres above its normal height.  The increased discharge in the Seine is due to the fact that the Seine's drainage basin has received twice the normal amount of rain for this time of year.  Other regions in France are facing similar flood warnings.

People living in house boats have already been evacuated and apartments and houses close to the Seine are on alert as the waters continue to rise.

Check out the news report from the BBC here...

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