The ice jamming the Kuban River in the Adygei Autonomous Region, Southern Russia has been cleared away and the river receded back into its bed. Earlier the week, rivers on the Krasnodar territory and in Adygeia rose because of thawing snow, posing a flood threat to the entire region. Of the 29 private homes that were partially submerged in water, 15 are still flooded although water is receding. The worst flood situation was registered in the Seversky, Abinsky and Crimean districts, where the Kuban and other rivers were jammed by ice and overflowing. The ice jam on the Kuban, for instance, stretched more than 3 kilometers long. By now, the jam has been liquidated. The flood situation was caused by a thaw that followed a period of heavy snowfall.
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