Warm weather of last week has caused a quick snow melting and a rapid rise of water in rivers of Soomaa National Park.
According to data of Riisa water observation station at Halliste river the rise has been +160 cm for last three days, since water level started to climb.
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When vast amounts of water run down the Sakala Upland, the rivers of Soomaa cannot contain it all. The water flows over meadows and forests, and covers roads, disrupting connection with the outer world.
The floods are called the “fifth season” by the people of Soomaa, because floods occur nearly every year. The fifth season, however, is the best time to explore the landscape of Soomaa, using a canoe.