The "channel Edirne" project launched in 2015 by State Water Works (DSI) on Meriç River, which draws our borders with Greece in Edirne and has been raised with flood every year, was viewed from air with drone.
- According to Haberturk's report, 90 percent of project, network of channel to join with Meric River at two points, dozens of work machines, cranes and trucks are driving rapidly.
In November 2015, 7 thousand 100 meters of 7 thousand 800 meters ' Canal Edirne ' project, which was started to build 46 million lira budget, was completed as of September.
Source: Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs
- The river, which is made by Meric River by-pass, will not be flooded with 2,000 cubic meters/second level, if it goes to 2 thousand 500 levels.
' Canal Edirne ' project, which is carried out, ' Karaağaç evacuation and drainage canal ' with 5,000 people living in Elm district of water raid will be rescued 7 kilometers ahead of river Meric. The base width of canal, which can remove approximately 1000 cubic meters/second flood water by completing drain canal, will be 50 meters and its depth is 4.5 meters.Ad
4 of 5 bridges made for pedestrian and vehicle crossings on canal completed work. Edirne DSi 11th District Directorate officials, ' Channel Edirne ' project, completion of Meric and Tunca River flows will increase by 100 percent, he said.
- Earth Inefficient
- DSI officials, ' channel Edirne ' project, Hafriyat, said to be evacuated to 2 separate storage sites. Since soil from project is sandy, authority said it is not suitable for agriculture, so it is not used as filler material noted.
Farmland were flooded
In last winter city of Edirne and flood and water floods, called disaster of century, flows of river Meric and Tunca, increased to record levels, Lausanne Avenue linking Greece and Turkey with highway, and thousands of acres Farmland remained underwater for days.Ad
On August 11, 2015, project, which was initiated under instructions of Forestry and Water Affairs Minister Prof. Dr. Veysel Eroglu, will be evacuated from a region close to Greek border, with completion of canal. The project, which is planned to connect canal to Meriç River in Karaağaç neighbourhood, will be preceded by flood and water floods.