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News from the Western front: lowest water levels ever recorded (16th update, 18 October 2018)

The nationwide low-water situation occurring in large rivers will continue for the next couple of days. At some Rhine gauges, water levels have fallen below the lowest levels that have ever been recorded. How do these levels compare to historical events? (Photo: Susanne Breitbach)

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Annual Report 2016/2017 (27.09.2018)

The Annual Report 2016/2017 has now been published. With over 120 pages, the finished report gives an overview of the activities of the German Federal Institute of Hydrology. Various topics from the fields of quantitative and qualitative hydrology were chosen to represent the diverse results of BfG’s consulting and research activities.

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60 years of radiology at BfG – behind the scenes (03 June 2018)

A close up on radioactivity: Since 1958, the German Federal Institute of Hydrology has been analysing radioactive substances in surface water, suspended matter and sediments of federal waterways. To mark the occasion of the 60th anniversary, BfG has invited the public to a laboratory tour, which took place on 3 June 2018 and was part of the Augusta-Fest in Koblenz. Our guests had the opportunity to discover our laboratory equipment and measuring system.

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First UN World Bee Day, first honey harvest at BfG (29 May 2018)

It has been perfect timing – the first BfG honey was harvested shortly after the first UN World Bee Day, which took place on 20 May 2018. On 29 May 2018, the two BfG beekeepers extracted 25 kilos of honey from the combs. It seems as though the bees living on the BfG’s roof feel right at home.

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