Rhine water levels plummet as heat wave hits northern Europe

Viking Ingvi in Cologne (Photo Rolf Heinrich, Köln) Hot and dry weather in northern Europe has resulted in a sharp fall of water levels on the River Rhine, Independent Commodity Intelligence Services (ICIS) in London report on their website.

This is a matter of concern not just for the freight traffic on the waterway that runs from Switzerland via Germany to the Netherlands, but also for cruise operators on the waterway.

Water levels on the River Rhine continue to fall amid hot, dry weather in northwestern Europe, with water height at points expected to fall below 80 cm by the weekend.

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