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Low water likely to prove tenacious (23th update, 20 December 2018)

Since the beginning of December, the water supply increased mainly in the West of Germany. Because of the brief and limited amount of rainfall in the West of Germany and in other, less fortunate river basins, the increase has proven to be short-lived. Since the water levels have fallen again, navigation currently experi-ences disruption. Substantial rainfall around Christmas will replenish the water resources, although forecasts predict the water levels and runoff to decrease once more towards the end of the year.

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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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