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ST. PETERSBURG, November 17 /ITAR-TASS/. Navigation passes and water sluices of the St. Petersburg dam are closed, the directorate of the flood protective facilities in St. Petersburg in the Ministry of Regional Development told Itar-Tass on Sunday.
According to the forecast of the weather forecasting service in St. Petersburg squally winds of up to 25-27 metres per second and a water rise up to two metres (without the closing of the dam) on Neva River are expected in the Russian northern capital on Sunday, November 17. The water rise to the level, where the floods are reported in the city of St. Petersburg, at 160 centimetres above the zero water level are forecast at 12:00 Moscow time on Sunday. The stormy winds are expected until Sunday night.
The latest closing of the flood protecting facilities to avert a flood took place on November 29, 2013. Thanks to this fact the water level rise to 2,6 metres was prevented in the city of St. Petersburg. As many as 309 floods were reported in the city on Neva River since the day of city’s foundation. The total number of floods makes 313 together with prevented floods thanks to the flood protective facilities.