Europe drought: German industry at risk as Rhine falls


              Ships sail past dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship sails past dry land on the Rhine, in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship passes a danger buoy lying on dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Ships sail past dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship sails past dry land on the Rhine, in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship passes a danger buoy lying on dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Ships sail past dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship sails past dry land on the Rhine, in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship passes a danger buoy lying on dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Ships sail past dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship sails past dry land on the Rhine, in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship passes a danger buoy lying on dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Ships sail past dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship sails past dry land on the Rhine, in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship passes a danger buoy lying on dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Ships sail past dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship sails past dry land on the Rhine, in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship passes a danger buoy lying on dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Ships sail past dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship sails past dry land on the Rhine, in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship passes a danger buoy lying on dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Ships sail past dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship sails past dry land on the Rhine, in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship passes a danger buoy lying on dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Ships sail past dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship sails past dry land on the Rhine, in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship passes a danger buoy lying on dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Ships sail past dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship sails past dry land on the Rhine, in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship passes a danger buoy lying on dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Ships sail past dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship sails past dry land on the Rhine, in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship passes a danger buoy lying on dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Ships sail past dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship sails past dry land on the Rhine, in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship passes a danger buoy lying on dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Ships sail past dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship sails past dry land on the Rhine, in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship passes a danger buoy lying on dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Ships sail past dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship sails past dry land on the Rhine, in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship passes a danger buoy lying on dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Ships sail past dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship sails past dry land on the Rhine, in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship passes a danger buoy lying on dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Ships sail past dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship sails past dry land on the Rhine, in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship passes a danger buoy lying on dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Ships sail past dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship sails past dry land on the Rhine, in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship passes a danger buoy lying on dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Ships sail past dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship sails past dry land on the Rhine, in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship passes a danger buoy lying on dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Ships sail past dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship sails past dry land on the Rhine, in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship passes a danger buoy lying on dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Ships sail past dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship sails past dry land on the Rhine, in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship passes a danger buoy lying on dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Ships sail past dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship sails past dry land on the Rhine, in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship passes a danger buoy lying on dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Ships sail past dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship sails past dry land on the Rhine, in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship passes a danger buoy lying on dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Ships sail past dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship sails past dry land on the Rhine, in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship passes a danger buoy lying on dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Ships sail past dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship sails past dry land on the Rhine, in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship passes a danger buoy lying on dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Ships sail past dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship sails past dry land on the Rhine, in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship passes a danger buoy lying on dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Ships sail past dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship sails past dry land on the Rhine, in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship passes a danger buoy lying on dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Ships sail past dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship sails past dry land on the Rhine, in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship passes a danger buoy lying on dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Ships sail past dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship sails past dry land on the Rhine, in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship passes a danger buoy lying on dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Ships sail past dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship sails past dry land on the Rhine, in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship passes a danger buoy lying on dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Ships sail past dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship sails past dry land on the Rhine, in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship passes a danger buoy lying on dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Ships sail past dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship sails past dry land on the Rhine, in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship passes a danger buoy lying on dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Ships sail past dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship sails past dry land on the Rhine, in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship passes a danger buoy lying on dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Ships sail past dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship sails past dry land on the Rhine, in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship passes a danger buoy lying on dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Ships sail past dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship sails past dry land on the Rhine, in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship passes a danger buoy lying on dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Ships sail past dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship sails past dry land on the Rhine, in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship passes a danger buoy lying on dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Ships sail past dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship sails past dry land on the Rhine, in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship passes a danger buoy lying on dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Ships sail past dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship sails past dry land on the Rhine, in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship passes a danger buoy lying on dry land in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              A barge passes exposed rocks and sandbanks on the river Rhine in Bacharach, Germany, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. If the water levels continue to fall, shipping is in danger of coming to a standstill. (Boris Roessler/dpa via AP)
            
              A barge passes exposed rocks and sandbanks on the river Rhine in Bacharach, Germany, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. After weeks of drought, the water levels of the Rhine have reached historic lows. If the water levels continue to fall, shipping is in danger of coming to a standstill. (Boris Roessler/dpa via AP)
            
              A cargo ship is sailing on the Rhine in Duesseldorf, Germany, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. Due to the ongoing drought, the Rhine level has reached a low. The Rhine level near Cologne was 76 centimeters (low: 69 centimeters). In Düsseldorf, 34 centimeters were measured (23 centimeters). For the coming days, even further falling water levels are expected. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
Europe drought: German industry at risk as Rhine falls