Prague experienced the most disastrous flooding in history in August 2002. Back then the waters of the Vltava River overcame the barriers and flooded thousands of homes and businesses. It’s been raining heavily for the past week and Prague is on flood alert. Flood defences are being erected and sandbags filled.
Below is a picture of the Botic stream (well used to be a small stream with Ducks!) in Nusle, Prague 2.
And here the Botic has burst its banks and flooded Folimanka Park.
In central Prague (Old Town Side), there are some restaurants and bars with water almost touching their terraces. This is the view from Charles Bridge toward Mlynec and Klub Lavka.
But on the other side of the river (Malostrana/Castle side), the terrace of Kampa Park Restaurant is already well underwater.
The next restaurant along (Hergertova Cihelna) is also close to the edge.
More rain is forecast tomorrow and the Czech authorities advise that the river has yet to reach its peak.