The water level of the Rhine is set to drop again at a key German point

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The water level of the Rhine River at a key crossing point is set to drop in the coming days, limiting the amount of cargo barges can carry, according to Bloomberg.

The level in Kaub, west of Frankfurt, is forecast to drop by as much as 71 centimeters by early Monday morning, according to German government figures. At 40cm or lower, it becomes unprofitable for many barges to carry cargo through this section of the river.

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The Rhine, which stretches from Switzerland to the North Sea, is used to transport millions of tonnes of vital goods across Europe, such as coal.

Water in the Kaub recently dropped as low as 30cm, before rising to 128cm earlier this week. Level is not the actual depth of the river, but a measure used to calculate navigation for ships.

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Source: Capital

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