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Two French rivers disappear underground in large cracks and sinkholes
The Doubs river flows normally in Franche-Comté, France. But since about a week or so, the river has totally dried up over a length of more than 1 km, between Pontarlier and Morteau, although precipitation has been abundant this winter and spring. The river has disappeared, and with it, the fauna and flora. Everything is dead. Two weeks ago, 13km of the Risle River in Normandy also disappeared underground in a large crater. According to geologists, this unprecedented event is due to large cracks and craters in the riverbed.
The cave of Remonot is located near the village of Morteau along the Doubs. Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, this Chapel-Cave contains miraculous water and is visited each year on August 15, 2018, the day of the Assumption. But during this year’s annual pilgrimage, the cave was dry! The first time ever! Nearby, the Doubs river is also dry. No water, just pebbles, and dead fish. Residents explain they …

Atmospheric river soaking B.C., mudslide and flood risk high


Monday, January 29, 2018, 10:41 AM - Steady rain and high elevation snow will continue through Monday in British Columbia, as a Pacific low lingers off the coast of British Columbia into Tuesday, setting up an atmospheric river directly pointed at the south coast.
Aside from high elevation snow, the heavy rainfall for Vancouver Island and the lower mainland has raised the risk of mudslides and flooding. The B.C. River Forecast Centre has issued a flood watch for eastern Vancouver Island, and a high streamflow advisory for much of the rest of the island, as well as the south and central coast.
In terms of rainfall, rain will continue for the southern coast Monday, with moisture sinking south and the steady rain ending later tonight.


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