Rhine River could fall below critical mark, risking industry

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German officials say water levels on the Rhine river could reach a critically low point in the coming days as drought and an energy crisis grip Europe Tim Alexander from the German ministry of transport says water levels and discharges of the federal waterways remain at a very low level and this is especially true for the Rhine whose nautical bottleneck he says is just very low The dry weather poses a headache for German factories and power plants that rely on deliveries by ship and this makes an economic slowdown even more likely capital economics says transporting goods by inland waterways is more important in Germany than in many other Western European countries I'm Charles De Ledesma

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