He writes about it Sky news.
The publication reports that the waterway is a key trade route for several European countries, including Germany. It is used to transport grain, chemicals and coal across Germany. The drought is also causing problems for German factories and power plants, which rely on shipping along the 1,232 km (1,232 km) Rhine River.
The images show the low water level in one of Europe’s largest rivers. According to the publication, officials warn that drought conditions may affect the transportation of goods.
Tim Alexandrin, a spokesman for Germany’s transport ministry, said: “This is particularly the case for the Rhine, the estuary has a very low water level but remains navigable for vessels with light cargo.”
Authorities predict that water levels could drop below 40 centimeters on Friday and continue to fall over the weekend.
- Italy declared a state of emergency on July 4 in the regions surrounding the Po River due to the worst drought in 70 years.
- On August 5, due to abnormal heat in Britain, the flow of the Thames dried up for the first time in history. River experts claim that this has happened for the first time. At the same time, weather forecasters warn that the thermometer bar will continue to stay within the limits of high indicators.
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