Water officials on alert as Maas water level remains high

The water level in the Maas river in Limburg province will remain high all week but no major floods are expected, the local waterboard said on Sunday.

‘The peak in Roermond went by without problems and we expect the river to be at its highest in Venlo on Monday evening,’ the spokesman told the Volkskrant.
The volume of water in the river has been boosted by melting snow from the Ardennes hills in Belgium and heavy rain.
One man died in the village of Linne on Sunday when he tried to rescue his dog which fell into the river and was carried away by the current. The dog was unhurt.

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