Krossá river doubles in size since yesterday

The Krossá river at Þórsmörk nature reserve in South Iceland has now doubled in size since yesterday following today's heavy rainfall. 

There are no tourists currrently in Þórsmörk as local authorities evacuated everyone from the area yesterday. 

Four members of staff at the Volcano Huts in Húsadalur took a look at the river Krossá today and took the accompanying video. 

Walking paths over Krossá river were pulled up on dry land yesterday to protect them from winter storms. Hikers will not be able to walk over to Húsadalur and Langidalur valleys. 

The water level of Krossá river has risen a lot …

The water level of Krossá river has risen a lot and the Land Rover in the photograph, taken by Donal Boyd at Volcano Huts,shows how mighty the river is right now. Photo/Donal Boyd

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