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    Terrible flooding in Germany and Belgium so far over 90 dead so far and several hundred unaccounted for. There are two dams in Germany which are also causing concerns as levels still rising.
    Shocking loss of life and let's hope those unaccounted for are all found safe and have gone elsewhere for safety.
    I was on the Union Jupiter back in the 80's and we were heading up the Rhine to Cologne. All barges and shipping were ordered off the river to layby berths and we berthed in a Dutch village called Lobeth. I think we were there for 5 days.
    They move the barges and shipping off the rivers so as the flow rate down stream reduces the upper levels, tough if you live in Holland.

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    Devastating.

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    Yes showed on the News here last Night and it looks terrible, as said i hope that things soon get better all over, Floods no matter where are always a devastating thing, as we well know here is Aussie at times, no doubt in the Uk and all over the World too
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    Terrible to see but there are many events currently of a disasterous nature taking place.
    Fires in USA with many blaming as usual 'Climate change', how would they manage without that?

    WEW had similar here in Queensland some years ago, houses built on a flood plain, and yes it flooded.
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    Well even you John have to admit some strange goings on with the weather, here in Northern Ireland we are about to introduce a hose pipe ban.
    Death toll now 133 in Germany 27 in Belgium and still over 1000 people missing. Bush fires, forest fires even here in N Ireland and the other areas in the UK a lot of fires are caused by an increase in Lightening strikes.
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    The EU Banned river dredging as it was bad for the environment.Rivers are silting up. and sand appearing, etc.
    The river flow slows down, the river bed raise up and so the rivers overflow across the land
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    Although people are aware that the property they make a home is on a flood plain, And putting in some cases there life savings to make improvement's to the property, Mother nature takes no prisoners very sad indeed Terry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Kong View Post
    The EU Banned river dredging as it was bad for the environment.Rivers are silting up. and sand appearing, etc.
    The river flow slows down, the river bed raise up and so the rivers overflow across the land
    I believe you are right, but they have been dredging the Tyne this week and I did see them at it earlier this year. It has buggered up the fishing though as water is still a bit dirty and fish not coming in on the tide but it will settle down

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    They are dredging because we have left the EU.

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    Death toll still rising in Germany & Belgium 170+ and over 1000 missing, I would think failure to dredge the rivers in Germany and Belgium has very little to do with the flooding. A lot of the rivers and canals are still used for shipping purposes be it ships or barges.

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