Prague’s flood barriers in sorry state

08-03-2012

According to the results of an expert study published in Thursday’s edition of Lidové noviny Prague’s anti-flood barriers are not properly maintained. The paper cites experts as saying that along given stretches of the river the barriers are in such poor condition they would not be able to keep out the floodwater. The study contains dozens of pictures supporting these claims. Prague invested 3.7 billion crowns in a flood-barrier protection system after the 2002 devastating floods.