Several rivers are at the limit of the overflow in Walloon Brabant, we learned Wednesday morning from the governor of the province. The situation is under surveillance because of the heavy rains which fell on Tuesday evening in Walloon Brabant.
The rivers concerned are located in Walloon Brabant and northern Hainaut. There is the Dendre, the Senne, the Charleroi-Brussels canal, the Dyle, the Gette and all their tributaries.
According to current forecasts, the rise in levels will continue in the coming hours. But the situation should recover at the end of the day. In the meantime, residents are asked to carefully follow the weather reports and also to follow the indications that could possibly be communicated by the municipal administrations and the emergency services.
To lower the water level on the Brussels-Charleroi canal, the provincial authorities of Walloon Brabant are in contact with their Flemish counterparts in order to consider opening the valves at Lembeek. “We have different flood control structures. These are called temporary immersion areas. We try to retain the water as far upstream as possible thanks to valves that are raised which allow to store water during the most critical period “, informs us Sébastien Gailliez, responsible for studies at the direction of non-navigable waterways at the SPW.