a slight bounce is expected in rain

In the Orchamps sector, the flooding of the Doubs cut three roads in Our, La Bretenière and Étrepigney. The causeway is also flooded in Dampierre, in the village of Chateauneuf, along the canal. At the La Barre lock, a barge broke its moorings and at Fraisans, the rue du Bac cuts off in two places.

Bottles of water: a stolen shop

The floods turned the tap water of Dampierre and Ranchot yellow. The water union makes bottled water available to the population in the four affected municipalities, namely Salans, Dampierre, Evans and Ranchot. The Colruyt store in Salans, which was robbed, will be replenished with drinking water starting this Tuesday, February 2.

In Dole, the Doubs and the canal continued to rise overnight from Sunday to Monday, covering in particular the football stadium. In the Petit-Noir and Longwy-sur-le-Doubs area, the water also covers the stadium and the fairgrounds. And on the Dammartin-Marpain side, the steep rise of the Ognon flooded acres of fields and the low streets of certain towns, such as Mutigney and Marpain.

Rain until Wednesday included

The rain is expected to continue through Wednesday, February 3, with a pause expected on Thursday. This precipitation should raise the level of the rivers a little more, but the floods should not reach the level of those of 2018, which were substantial without being exceptional.

“The episode is identical, that is, hot weather and heavy rains on the plateau, where snow had fallen in abundance. But the episode has a less marked intensity, “explains Denis Chaize, director of the Doubs-Loue joint union. “The peak was expected during the night from Friday to Saturday. The rains, which resumed on Monday, will cause a small rebound, especially in the Loue, but it will continue to be much less than in 2018, where a night monitoring of the levees had been launched ”.