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Rhine Crisis Shows Signs of Respite as Water Set to Rise

  • Marker at Kaub waypoint is forecast to increase over weekend
  • Water still at historically low level with crisis not over
River Rhine water level in Kaub.

River Rhine water level in Kaub.

Photographer: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg
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Water levels on the Rhine are set to rise over the weekend, potentially providing some respite to a crisis that has upended the shipment of energy products and other goods along one of Europe’s most important rivers.

The marker at Kaub, a narrow and shallow waypoint west of Frankfurt, is set to rise to 67 centimeters (26.4 inches) by Aug. 22, German government data show. That compares with a current level of about 36 centimeters.