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Despite showers that have occurred since the end of September, drought is still prevalent in the Netherlands and the water level in the Rhine has reached its highest level.
Low never reached: at 6.61 meters above NAP at the Lobith measuring station on the German border.
This has created major problems for inland shipping companies that have been forced to reduce the amount of cargo carried by the barges so that they are not so low in the water.
The lakes are so dry that the pisces die. Last week, three ships went aground. NAP stands for Normaal Amsterdams Peil or the normal water level in Amsterdam, which is slightly below sea level.
(NAP is used as a basis for measuring high or low water levels).