Rijkswaterstaat, part of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, installed several additional systems from RMA Hydromet to monitor the current water level in the Rhine.
The current precipitation deficit is well above the 5 percent driest years and is approaching the level in 2018. It is becoming difficult in more and more areas to supply sufficient water and to meet the water demand of all users.
Natural areas are under pressure, agriculture is noticing the effects and the nuisance to shipping continues to increase. The flow of the Rhine at Lobith is very low at approx. 690 m3/s and is falling towards 650 m3/s.