High water mark I exceeded in Basel

In Basel the Rhine crossed the high water mark IIa. This meant that shipping on the Rhine between Birsfelden BL and the Kembs lock in Alsace was blocked. By 9:30 a.m., the level rose to 842 centimeters.

However, the forecasts of the Federal Office for the Environment (Bafu) assume that the situation will ease slightly over the course of Friday. Over the course of the weekend, the level should fall in the direction of flood warning level I, which would enable shipping to be partially resumed.

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