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News coverage Danube & Rhine during the drought

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Home >> News coverage Danube & Rhine during the drought

While the last season of river cruising (2010) was mainly dominated by the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull vulcano, the topic of 2011 were the extremly low water levels in western europe. The Danube river had a 200 years low in Hungary, and 45.000 citizens of the german city of Koblenz had to be evacuated in order to defuse an air mine (also named 'Block Buster' due the 1.8tons weight) from World War 2. Now everything is back to normal, but what remains are some impressive pictures on the web.

Low levels on the Danube River: - Article 1 - Article 2
The Telegraph - Article 1
The Telegraph - Article 2
The Globe and Mail
Wall Street Journal

Rhine - Koblenz evacuation:

The Telegraph - Article 3

And as nearly everyone is safely back home, lets just hope that 2012 will be a calm season without any extraordinary weather phenomena! ;)