Water : The Rhine swells

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    After a lot of rain at the weekend, the high-water attributed to the reporting centre (HMZ) in Mainz, Germany, with a swelling of the Rhine. In the area of the level Maxau, the reporting height of seven metres will be exceeded, probably over Christmas, said experts on Monday. The apex could be at about 7.20 meters to 7.30 meters. For shipping, the limitations of means. According to the HMZ the first for the shipping industry-relevant high-water mark is exceeded. To water must then be driven slowly and in the middle of the fairway.

    Also at other levels along the Rhine, the HMZ with rising water levels attributed to. Reporting heights were not achieved, but expected. At the level Maxau to be able to relax in the course of the second Christmas holiday. According to the forecast, the water then falls back below the mark of seven metres.