The water level of the river Danube in Budapest reached a record minimum last seen 71 years ago. Using the record low water level in the Danube river, many vessels are unable to return home.
In a statement, Department of water management of Hungary said that in August in the country, the drought continues and for this reason, the river level has declined in Budapest to 43-44 cm, according to the mukachevo.net.
Using the record low water level in the Danube is prohibited the passage of cargo ships on the river. Like the water level in the river last time was the absolute minimum 51 cm, 6 November 1946. Because of the drought, it is expected that the level will continue to fall.
Gabriella Schloch, the press Secretary of the Department of water management, said that the record low level of the Danube occurs at different sites along the river, including Paks, Adon and Tambor.
In this regard, was stopped the movement of cargo barges and cruise ships. Many firms are forced to cancel cruises on the Danube.
Cruise ships of the Ukrainian Danube shipping company also cannot yet return home. Now all the court had completed its NAV in 2018, but to return to his native port can not because of low water levels on the Danube.
During navigation ships “Moldova”, “Ukraine” and “Dnepr” has completed 24 flight, “Volga” – 25. Just 14652, they transported passengers. Currently, they are in the port of Linz. Part of the crew goes home by bus. On Board will be only the operators who will make it to improve the navigation conditions and then sent the vessel to the home port.
Experts attribute the shallowing of the Danube, with very hot summers. To improve the situation can only rainfall expected in November.
The longest is a tributary of the Danube, the river Tisza. Its basin is the largest sub-basin in the Danube basin and is home to 14 million people living in five countries: Ukraine, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary and Serbia. The specificity of the Ukrainian part of the Tisza river basin is that it is located exclusively within one administrative-territorial unit – the Transcarpathian region.