Germany’s “Katrina”: Officials Left Dams Full for Weeks Even With Heavy Rains in the Forecast

Tragic mistake but at least climate lockdowns now inch closer

Officials left dams full to the brim at least 3 weeks long during a rainy period and then failed to undertake a controlled release even when 150 mm of rain were forecast 4 days before the floods. 

Now they want to hide their gross incompetence and blame climate change.

Yesterday I posted how Germany’s flood disaster could have been prevented in large part, especially in terms of lives lost. The latest death toll has risen to over 150.

Although the heavy rains had been forecast days in advance, nothing was done to avert the inevitable destruction. Instead of taking responsibility, politicians are blaming climate change in a bid to shift attention away from their incompetence and gross negligence.

Negligence worse than we thought

But it turns out the gross negligence may have been even worse than we thought: Dams constructed to regulate the flow of mountain streams and rivers had been left full for weeks before the disaster struck – despite Europe being stuck in a rainy period.

No controlled release to add dam volume 

One independent journalist, Henning Rosenbusch, tweeted at Twitter a clip of a German citizen commenting to a “Welt” reporter:

The resident in a flooded region tells  the “Welt” reporter how every week he rides his mountain bike along dams that hold back waters in valleys. “I noticed that for the last 3 weeks all dams were full to the top – up to just 20 – 30 cm from the brim. These dams are there to hold back the water. Why didn’t they release some of the water in a controlled way much earlier? For me it’s unimageable. This whole thing should not have happened if there had been 10 or 20% more available volume in the dams.”

The reporter answered: “That’s criticism I’ve heard again and again today.”

Dereliction of duty?

Three weeks long dams were left full to the top even with long range forecasts (14 days) showing more and more rain on the way. It’s been a rainy summer, and there were no signs things would change soon.

Then 4 days before the catastrophe struck, meteorologists warned that up to 150 mm of rain was on the way. The filled dams were ticking time bombs that needed to be defused – and there was the opportunity to do so. But for whatever reason, nothing was undertaken by the authorities to release water behind the dams in a controlled manner  to create capacity and slow the downstream flow.

Source: No Tricks Zone

  1. ken says

    “The latest death toll has risen to over 150.”

    150 dead,,,, catastrophe. Gross negligence. Yes and Yes.

    But approx 20,000 dead in the EU alone from a mandated vaxx by gov drug pushers seems no problem at all. In fact they say it proves the shot is working. It’s safe and effective and are doing everything they can to get more people to die.

    When I mention the 150 dead in a flood to a friend they light up and agree how horrible it is. When I mention the 20,000 dead from a vaxx they look away and mutter something unintelligible.

    I do agree both are bad but ya know 20,000 is more than died in the US sandbox wars, more then Nine Eleven, more than all airplane accidents in the past 20 years, even more than died from covid if the truth ever comes out.

    What am I missing here?

    1. W_R says

      What you’re missing? Maybe that Gretel Dungberg the next day announced that this would be due to climate change? Ever heard of possible lockdowns due to ‘climate change’?

    2. Thomas Turk says
  2. tobi999 says

    they knew 9 days before it would happen, they had satellite images!!! Those people were sacraficed on the green great reset altar of the globalists…..

    you can not be that incompetent….there haven been too many and too strong mistakes…

    and yet they were very fast for blaming clima change and we need to end fuel and diesel engines soon bla bla and extra CO² tax….bla bla all to make the green party to look good again… it was political murder to push an agenda just like 9/11

    1. Tod Foulk says

      wow I am so sad I believe that you are correct. NO ONE is so stupid!!!!!

  3. Tod Foulk says

    um, I worked at Bonneville Dam in Oregon, USA for years as a simple fish biologist.. Anyone doing the same for the BPA would have been quartered. Sounds like an on purpose to me, who is this stupid? 

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