Flash floods is now Gigjukvísl, river of glacier. Hydrogen sulphide can travel through flood water when it comes before the glacier. Concentration can become so great that it can damage the lining of the eyes and respiratory tract.
It is being construct the new bridge over Mulakvisl and equip five kilometers of river dikes. Old Bridge collapsed after flash floods in 2011.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
New charges: Owners of the land "Geyser" now take charge for viewing the natural wonder. The fee is ISK 600. It is likely that more landowners begin charging. The government is very concerned.
Chess in the pool: In the swimming pool Árborg, is now a chess board that visitors can use in the hot tub.
Exercise for Natural Disasters: Recently was conducted extensive testing of mission system of civil protection in the impact of a possible eruption of Katla, or from Hvolsvelli in the west to the east Kirkjubaejarklaustur. Sent SMS messages to all mobile phones linked to the GSM transmitters in the area. "TEST, Police Emergency Information System, no need to reply, TEST".
Eyrarbakki rescue: The municipality Arborg and rescue Eyrabakki have renewed their cooperation agreement.
Rescue performs include training youth as well as participation in events and festivals and oversight of day fishermen in Eyrarbakki.