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Between 10 and 15 May 2017, the destruction of the dam in the district of Ishim (Tyumen region) and water spills across the Ishim river caused massive flooding throughout Tyumen region, in particular, around the town of Ishim. The dam was destroyed due to the huge amount of melting snow and the discharge of water from the reservoir near the city of Petropavlovsk in Kazakhstan. Currently, the level of water is increasing approx. 50 centimetres per day. On 15 May, the water level on Ishim river has reached the critical point of 971 cm at Ishim city.
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