Regional water situation

Central Finland, Päijät-Häme and Kymenlaakso 21.9.

In the River Kymijoki water system, the water levels of most lakes are higher than usual at this time of year. The late summer and autumn have been quite rainy in the region.

The water level in Lake Päijänne is approximately 20 cm above the median level of the time period. The total outflow of Lake Päijänne from Kalkkinen is around 330 m3/s, whereas at this time of year, it is on average approximately 200 m3/s. The discharge of River Kymijoki in Kuusankoski is also higher than average, and it is likely to remain quite high until next year.

Of the large lakes in the northern part of the river basin, Lakes Konnevesi and Pielavesi-Nilakka are about 10 cm and Keitele about 25 cm higher than on average at the end of August. In the next two weeks, changes in water levels are expected to be minor.

On the Mäntyharju route, the water level of Lake Puula is slightly above the median level of the time period, and no significant changes are expected in the coming weeks.

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