December 4, 2011

Droughts in Germany and Switzerland affecting river water levels

On November 29, 2011, environmental organization World Wildlife Fund (WWF) stated that drought in Germany and Switzerland has caused levels of the Danube and Rhine Rivers to reach their lowest in nearly a decade, with cargo limitations now being imposed that are hindering the shipment of vital goods such as grain.

Sources: http://www.france24.com/en/20111129-warning-danube-drought-shipping-halted, SofiaEcho, Reuters

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