Half more ships on river Waal by low water


The unusually prolonged low water provide navigation on the river Waal much hindrance. Files are not currently expected, but on the river it is very busy the last few days. There pass 50 percent more ships than usual at this time of year.

Less heavily loaded. – The ships are due to the low water level is much less heavily loaded than usual. Therefore, more ships are needed to transport the cargo. At Rijkswaterstaat websites may boaters how much depth they have on their ship and how many tons they can charge.

Slower – Inland skippers sail now added slowly over to Nimwegen. The screws else for too much commotion of the water and suction. So boaters would hold together: the channel is in fact considerably narrowed by the low water.

Last year – A year ago Waal had a period at this time with very low water level, slightly less so than now. Rijkswaterstaat had ships then wait, so they passed one by one Nimwegen.

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