Abundant snowmelt and heavy rains on 9-15 April raised water levels in rivers that flooded 20 settlements in Western Kazakhstan region affecting 9,000 people.
Government of Kazakhstan 2011/04/12
Intensive high waters has flooded settlements of several districts(Zelenovsky, Taskalinsky, Terektinsky, Chingirlausky) in the West Kazakhstan and suburb of the regional center Uralsk. More than 3,000 persons were evacuated.
Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty 2011/04/11
Nearly 800 people from Oral and the towns of Bakaushino, Khamino, Almaqsha, Atameken, and Tasqala were evacuated.