Africa?…No, the Netherlands…

October 23, 2018 by Gregory Herpe

Africa?…No, the Netherlands…

The rain is set to return this week but only in the form of light showers, the KNMI weather bureau said on Monday. Monday itself will be largely sunny although there may be showers in the south. Cloud will gather overnight and the rest of the week will be overcast, with temperatures around 14 degrees, the KNMI said. Rain is more likely nationwide towards the end of the week. Despite the showers since the end of September, the drought is still widespread in the Netherlands and the water level in the river Rhine has fallen to its lowest ever level – just 6.61 metres above NAP at the Lobith measuring station on the German border. This has led to major problems for inland shipping companies which have been forced to cut the amount of goods carried by barges so they are not so low in the water. Last week, three ships ran aground. NAP stands for Normaal Amsterdams Peil or the normal water level in Amsterdam, which is slightly lower than sea level. NAP is used as a base to measure how high or low water levels are.

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Africa? No, the Netherlands …

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).

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