15.08.2022, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Köln: Ein Frachtschiff fährt auf dem Rhein. Wegen der anhaltenden Trockenheit hat der Rheinpegel einen Tiefstand erreicht. Der Rheinpegel bei Köln lag bei 76 Zentimetern (Tiefststand: 69 Zentimeter). Foto: Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++

The rain of the past few days in parts of the Rhine catchment area has caused the water level in the Rhine to rise slightly. On Monday morning, the water level in Cologne was 94 centimeters again – an increase of 14 centimeters compared to the previous day. In Düsseldorf, the level rose by six to 44 centimeters.

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Further downstream, the wave coming from the Upper Rhine had not yet arrived on Monday morning. In Emmerich, the level initially stagnated at three centimeters after the historic low of the past week.

Despite the positive trend, the Waterways and Shipping Authority does not expect any sustained improvement in water levels in the foreseeable future. The water levels should initially continue to recover. After the passage of a wave coming from the Upper Rhine, it can be assumed that they will sink again.