The Seine is forecast to peak at nearly 20 feet overnight Sunday into Monday, officials said.
Water levels at the Austerlitz Bridge had reached nearly 19 feet, according to the the official Vigicrues flood agency website.
The Louvre, which is situated next to the Seine, partially closed one wing of the museum as a precaution, CNN reported. Louvre officials said the lower level of the Islamic wing will remain closed at least through Monday.
The water levels have not approached the 1910 flood, when the Seine rose to 28 feet. In June 2016, the Seine topped out at almost 20 feet and riverside museums had to relocate their artwork, CNN reported.
Colombe Brossel, the deputy Paris mayor, told CNN the city had learned from past mistakes, but that more needs to be done to adapt to climate change.
“Two floodings of the Seine river in less than two years -- we have to change, we have to change the way we build this city,” Paris Deputy Mayor Colombe Brossel told CNN. “We have to understand that climatic change is not a word, it's a reality.”
The event formerly known as Home World has a new name and new location.Get totally inspired for spring as you find hundreds of ways to improve your home. Make your home the one you really want. Show open daily duringmall hours. Admission is free!
Landscaping and Outdoors
Get ready for Spring and Summer and transform your outdoor space into something that feels like you’re on vacation
Make sure to visit our demonstration stage during the entire show. There will be exciting demonstrations on how to re-purpose and design thanks to Monarch Market Affair.
Meet Barry Williams from The Brady Bunch
Join us as we welcome Me-TV superstar Barry Williams who played the iconic Greg Brady from The Brady Bunch TV Show. Meet him and get an autograph on February 10th stage side at center court in front of Macy’s.
The line will start forming when the Mall Opens, and Barry’s First appearance will be at 11 a.m.
Come prepared with your camera or cell phone for the Meet and Greet.