Water levels in rivers across Lithuania have dropped to record-low, specialists from the Lithuanian Hydrometeorological Service warned on Wednesday.
Neris
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"In the east, in the south, in the center and in the west, water levels have gone down considerably. Water levels are lower than usual for June in the Nemunas and Neris watersheds, the Nevezis and the Jura watersheds," Juozas Simkus of the Lithuanian Hydrometeorological Service told BNS Lithuania.

The situation is the worst in the River Neris near Vilnius where water levels should be at least one meter higher now, he said.

"To date, the worst situation is in the Neris as the water level was reached a critical point near Vilnius. The environmental water debit is still flowing but if the situation continues, the water level will go down further. The environmental water debit ensures minimum survival conditions for ecosystems," the expert explained.

And debt fish and blooming water plants might be a sign of water levels going below the critical level, Simkus said.

In his words, water levels are close to usual June level only in northern Lithuanian rivers.

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