You can watch the flooding on the Skaftá River in a live camera

RÚV TV set up a webcam at the old bridge over Eldvötn near Ása. Its purpose is to track the flow in the Skaftá River.

The ice cover above the Eystri Skaftár cauldron has already dropped by twenty meters, but according to Salóme Jórunn Bernharðsdóttir, nature conservation specialist at the Icelandic Meteorological Institute, a drop of between sixty and one hundred meters is expected.


Skaftá has its source in Skaftárjökull. Its length is approximately 115 kilometers from the source to the mouth. It flows through Skaftárhreppur. In 2015, the bridge at Ása nad Eldvötn was severely damaged, but two years ago, the construction of a new bridge over Eldvötn was completed.

The camera image can be seen HERE.

Source: Yle





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