The Rhine, Germany's most important river, is drying out

The dry spell has depressed water levels on Germany's Rhine River. PHOTO: AFP
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FRANKFURT (BLOOMBERG) - Germany's spring showers haven't materialised this year, and that's drying out Germany's most important river, prompting concerns that key industrial goods might have trouble making it to their destination.

Typically one of the wettest months, Europe's biggest economy has received just 5 per cent of its normal April rainfall so far, according to Germany's federal weather service. It's on course to be the driest month since records began in 1881.

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