Rhine at Lobith under lowest water level ever Interior

The water in the Rhine is lower than ever. According to Rijkswaterstaat, a water level of 6.87 meters above NAP was measured on Friday morning, which is two centimeters lower than the previous low record, which dates back to 2011.

On Thursday afternoon the water level of the Rhine at Lobith was 6.88 meters above NAP. On Friday morning, that was still an inch lower. Presumably the water level drops even further.

The fact that the water is so low has consequences for the shipping industry: skippers can take less freight because boats will hit the bottom differently.

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