Event Report: Bavaria River Levels

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Levels of the Altbach, a small river that runs through Triftern, shot up almost 250 cm from later 31 May to midday 01 June. By late 01 June levels stood at just under 345 cm, beating the previous high of 322 cm set in August 1991. Levels have since fallen to 122 cm.


Levels of the Altbach, Triftern. Image: Bayerisches Landesamt für Umwelt
Levels of the Altbach, Triftern. Image: Bayerisches Landesamt für Umwelt
Levels of the Inn River at Simbach rose even more dramatically, shooting up around 4 metres. At 04:00 on 01 June, levels were under 1 metre (87 cm). By 14:00 later that day, levels stood at 480 cm, beating the previous record of 150 cm set in June 2007. Levels have since returned to closer to normal at 57 cm.
 
​Levels of the Inn River at Simbach. Image: Bayerisches Landesamt für Umwelt