• Short Summary

    Dried-up rivers and lakes, and low water levels in the reservoirs: these are some of the typical scenes in draught- stricken areas of West Germany.

  • Description

    Dried-up rivers and lakes, and low water levels in the reservoirs: these are some of the typical scenes in draught- stricken areas of West Germany.

    In the Harz Mountains, a "ghost" village, formerly submerged beneath the waters of an artificial lake, has come up into the light of day again, as the water has ebbed away to an unprecedented lower level.

    In Lower saxony people have been queuing with buckets to receive their daily ration of drinking water from a tanker.

    The water scarcity is most serious in the northern provinces and in the Ruhr area, where it is causing grave anxiety. The Moehne Valley Reservoir has lost over half of its water, and the Eder Dam Reservoir is empty.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7R593NN5Y9729VWCP7D9HI5I8
    Media URN:
    VLVA7R593NN5Y9729VWCP7D9HI5I8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/10/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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