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The level of the Ishim River in northern Kazakhstan is decreasing.

The level of the Ishim River in northern Kazakhstan is decreasing.

The water level in the Ishim River within the city of Petropavlovsk, the administrative center of the North Kazakhstan region, dropped by 30 centimeters per day; the second wave of spring floods continues in the region, the press service of the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation of Kazakhstan reported on Friday in the Telegram channel.

“The level of the Yesil (Ishim) River within the city of Petropavlovsk is 1208 centimeters. During the day it decreased by 30 centimeters. The second wave of flood on the Yesil River continues. In the North Kazakhstan region, two large reservoirs are 100% full and operate in transit mode,” – the message says.

According to the Kazakh Ministry of Emergency Situations, almost six thousand victims remain in evacuation centers, and more than 48 thousand people have returned to their homes. 14 thousand rescuers, about two thousand pieces of equipment and four helicopters are involved in emergency rescue and flood control work.

President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev called the current floods in the country the largest in the last 80-plus years; a state of emergency has been declared in a number of regions of the country.

According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Kazakhstan, the number of evacuees from dangerous flood zones since the beginning of March has exceeded 119 thousand people, of which almost 50 thousand are children.