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Hungary, Austria to set up joint flood forecast model on Rába river

A joint flood forecast model to be set up together by Hungary and Austria with European Union funding on the entire catchment area of the river Raba is to start operating by the end of this year, officials said at a press conference in Gussing, Austria on Wednesday.

The costs of the project total €1.3m, of which €1.18m is covered by European Union funding.

The system will be capable of providing a reliable forecast six hours before a flood wave.