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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Water Levels 101 Featuring AmaWaterways’ Rudi Schreiner

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost we are going to be addressing the biggest area of concern for our readers, water levels.

If the water on certain parts of a river is too high or too low, it can make sailing either more difficult, or impossible. If water is too high, ships are unable to get under low bridges, and other concerns, and if waters are too low, ships run the risk of getting stuck.

The problem with water levels, however, is that we can’t predict when certain areas are going to be affected. Of course, we can look at weather and heat patterns, we can look at seasonal patterns, and we can gather other information to make educated guesses – but these methods of information gathering do not always help us because weather can be unpredictable.

 

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AmaSerena docked in low water on the Rhine in Rudesheim, Germany. © 2015 Ralph Grizzle

 

This week, I give some of my own opinions on how passengers should deal with the risk of low or high water levels, as well as advice and comments from our readers. I am also joined by AmaWaterways’ President and Co-Founder, Rudi Schreiner, to gain some insight on the issue.

Listen below.

 

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