Water level in Danube falls to record low

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The General Directorate of Water Management (OVF), the national water authority of Hungary, said in a statement that the water level in the Danube river has dropped to a record low due to the drought of the last few weeks, news site napi.hu reported.

The water level of the river was measured at 0.49 meters, which is below the record figure set in 1947. Due to the fact that no significant rainfall is in sight in the coming days, the authority expects the Danube’s level to fall still further.

A low water level has a major impact on shipping, since over the Hungarian section of the river there are many underwater slopes failing to provide ideal navigable depth for shipping, napi.hu noted.

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