Yellow flood alert in progress on certain sections of the Dordogne and Vézère in Corrèze

Yellow flood alert in progress on certain sections of the Dordogne and Vézère in Corrèze
Yellow flood alert in progress on certain sections of the Dordogne and Vézère in Corrèze

Yellow flood alert is active on sections of the Vézère and the Dordogne. Due to the heavy rains that have fallen in recent hours, rivers are reacting in Corrèze. Overflows may occur locally.

So much water! Low floods on the upstream Vézère and the middle Dordogne and a risk of low flooding on the downstream Vézère and the Cère are announced by the government site Vigiecrues which has placed certain sections on yellow alert in Corrèze.

On the Dordogne upstream

Under the effect of the incessant rains which have affected the upstream basin of the Dordogne for around ten days, the level of the Dordogne and its tributaries is high.
Between Sunday evening and Monday morning, May 6, a stormy spell caused significant accumulations of rain, generating new reactions across the entire basin.
In particular, the Cère basin has been very wet and the levels of this watercourse have seen a marked increase since Monday morning, which will continue throughout the day.

The new moderate rains expected on Tuesday could maintain and slightly strengthen the current floods.

Overflows are expected on the Cère. On the other hand, no overflow is planned on the Maronne and the Dordogne

On the Vézère upstream

The rains also caused the Vézère to react in its upstream sector. The first overflows of the Vézère are in progress and will continue for the next 24 hours.
After a lull on Monday morning, the rains still forecast for Monday afternoon will only cause the Vézère to progress very slightly, which could locally overflow. La Loyre will remain in its bed.
The new moderate rains expected on Tuesday could lead to a slight resumption of the current floods. Small overflows of the Vézère may occur.

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On the Vézère downstream

The levels of the first overflows can be approached from Monday afternoon.
Thanks to improving weather, the Vézère downstream will trend downward from Monday evening. The new moderate rains expected on Tuesday could slow down the decline, or even cause a slight recovery.

Slightly overflowing flood in the Montignac sector.

On the other hand, Corrèze is not the subject of particular vigilance even if it is relatively high in its crossing of Tulle.

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