Louvre Moves Artworks as Seine Rises to Highest Level Since 1982

June 3, 2016 1:26 PM

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Louvre Moves Artworks as Seine Rises to Highest Level Since 1982

PARIS — The Louvre Museum and the Musée d’Orsay relocated masterpieces from rooms vulnerable to flooding, and cultural institutions across the French capital turned away tourists, as continuing rains on Friday lifted the Seine River to its highest levels since 1982.

The Seine burst its banks on Wednesday and continued to swell, raising alarms throughout the capital. As of 1 p.m. on Friday, its waters had reached 18.5 feet. The river was expected to crest in the evening between 20.7 feet and, in the worst-case scenario, 21.3 feet, and to remain at high levels th...

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