Doubs Drought 2018

Here are some pictures of the drought on the Doubs in 2018. The photos were taken during a hike along the “river” to photograph the autumn colors in Switzerland.

The Franco-Swiss river, in 2018, saw its flow pass below the threshold limit, and the last great drought dates back to 1906.
The temperature of the water is becoming critical for the fish, so much so that there may be no more fishing possible for at least 4 to 5 years.

The drought of summer does not end. In the Haut-Doubs, the landscapes have changed. The water has disappeared from the Doubs, Lac des Brenets (Swiss appellation) / Lac de Chaillexon (French name) basins, to name just a few.
The vegetation even began to seize the dry bed of the Doubs, after 4 months of drought.

There is no longer a drop that falls from the Jump Doubs, only a few divers who enjoy the water still a few meters lower.
Some boats still manage to navigate small portions of the river at the level of the Doubs Gorge, but most remain docked.

Here are some pictures to show you the magnitude of the disaster, although it is even more impressive to see it with your own eyes.

I can not really hope that you liked my photos of the drought in the Doubs in 2018, but rather that they showed you once again, the importance of preserving nature and not abusing its resources, especially during times of scarcity.
It will take much more precipitation to catch up the accumulated backlog during this summer of 2018, particularly hot and dry.

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