Record-High Temperatures Across Europe has led to Droughts in the Danube
So much so that German warships sunk during World War II are becoming visible.
Some parts of the world are experiencing the worst droughts in years. In Europe, the drought has been so effective that the Danube river is at its lowest levels in almost 100 years. So much so that German warships sunk during World War II are becoming visible. The warships were among hundreds that were a part of Nazy Germany’s Black Sea Fleet in 1944.
Scientists have cited the drought this year as the consequence of global warming which has exposed nearly 20 hulks on a stretch of the Danube near Prahovo in eastern Serbia. Velimir Trajilovic, a pensioner from Prvahoho, said, “The German flotilla has left behind a big ecological disaster that threatens us, people of Prahovo.”
River traffic has been interrupted in other areas of Europe due to the months of record-high temperatures. In areas such as Serbia, the government has been dredging to keep navigational lanes open. In the area near Prahovo, navigational sections have been narrowed to just 330 feet.