Tuesday 28 May 2013

Muonionjoki meltwater

As we were last travelling to the KAIRA site, we encountered a lot of meltwater flooding. In particular the Muonionjoki (Muonio River) was extremely high and had burst its banks in places, spilling out through the surrounding forest. On several occasions we stopped to take some pictures and here is a small selection of them.

Flooded forest near Karesuvanto. (Photo: D. McKay-BukowskI)

In places the water encroached onto the main highway. (Photo: D. McKay-Bukowski)

There were several places where there was water lapping against buildings. (Photo: D. McKay-Bukowski)

Accommodation, tea and camping, but bring your own submarine. (Photo: D. McKay-Bukowski)

The swollen Muonio River. (Photo: D. McKay-Bukowski)

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