Spring Flood at Ounasjärvi

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Since temperatures skyrocketed within the last days the now melted fast. This led to a proper spring flood this year. Attached some impressions from Ounasjärvi ..


The skiing season this year ended rapidly. Within a few days the temperatures went from great skiing weather to 16°C during the day. Thus the snow is melting away rapidly. This resulted in very high water levels in most lakes and rivers in the area. The water level in Ounasjärvi went close to a 50 years return event, with the level being more than a meter higher than usually at the beginning of June. Here are a few images from late May.

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