BERLIN | Cry me a river: Low water levels causing chaos in Germany

BERLIN | Cry me a river: Low water levels causing chaos in Germany

BERLIN  — A new island in Lake Constance. A river in Berlin flowing backward. Dead fish on the banks of lakes and ponds. Barges barely loaded so they don’t run aground.

A hot, dry summer has left German rivers and lakes at record low water levels, causing chaos for the inland shipping industry, environmental damage and billions of euros (dollars) in losses — a scenario that experts warn could portend the future as global temperatures rise.

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