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due to the low water level in Lake Constance, especially on the western bank, the first boats have to be brought out of the ports. "We have been on the away for 14 days," said the port master of the municipality of Moos (district of Constance), Martin Graf. "With us there is actually no boat where it should." Around a third of the boats on the approximately 400 berths were either laid or taken out of the water. "There are already such low water levels from time to time, but usually not at this time of year."

Boote liegen im Hafen von Moos auf dem Trockenen, weil der Bodensee Niedrigwasser hat. © Felix Kästle/dpa boats are in the port of moss on the dry because Lake Constance has low water.

also on the island of Reichenau, the first boat owners were already sitting on the dry before the summer holidays in Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria had started. About 50 out of more than 260 boats in the port of the island were taken out of the water because otherwise they ran aground, said harbor master Franz Egenhof. Many owners are upset.

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If you have to search for a different berth for the boat because of the low water, you currently have bad cards. "We currently have many boat owners from other ports who have to get out there because the depth is no longer sufficient," said a spokeswoman for the largest port on Lake Constance, the Ultramarin Marina in Kressbronn. The situation there is not so problematic because the harbor basin as a former gravel pit is quite deep. "Unfortunately we are full and have to reject these inquiries."

On the Bavarian side of the lake, the situation is a little more relaxed. The situation is "not yet so serious," said the chairman of the Yacht Club Lindau, Thomas Otto. However, if the water level continues to drop at the pace of the past few weeks, the first boats would also have to be taken out of the water in Lindau at the end of August.

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in Moos, Hafenmeister Martin Graf, meanwhile, tries to lay as many boats as possible to suitable places in order to be able to leave them in the water as long as possible. Some owners reacted annoyed when their boat was brought out of the lake. "Sure, the vacation is now starting," said Graf. "Others see it calmly and instead ride the bike around the lake."

The fees for the berths would not get back the boat owners despite the low water, said Graf. "There is nothing, that's force majeure - or actually caused by humans because of climate change." Since the water levels continue to fall, he is expecting a further tightening of the situation, said Graf.

at the end of the week, according to the Baden-Württemberg State Institute for the Environmental Institute for Environment, the Seespiegel in Constance was less than 3.30 meters. From the seasonal record for low water, this is only around ten centimeters away. The authority assumes that the lowest value for this season of 3.17 meters from 1949 and 1876 in summer or autumn "will be reached or even undercut" if little rain falls.

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