The local council placed large rocks on the riverbank to reinforce it and minimise further erosion.
Compare the river level of the photos below with those taken yesterday.
Looking downstream towards the outlet into the sea
Looking upstream - someone has lost their soccer ball (see dot on the water)
Depositing large rocks on the river bank
Mersin flood stories (in Turkish) with accompanying photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 (see photos at bottom)
Red Cross/Red Crescent's Turkey Floods Information Bulletin
A slightly related story: 6 Alanyaspor players and an official were injured when struck by lightning a few days ago.