Dangers and warnings
Current situation and forecast
Disruptions due to maintenance work
In the coming months the technology at all the FOEN hydrometric stations will be completely renewed. During the maintenance work, temporary interruptions and disruptions may occur at the stations concerned. The work will take until autumn 2018.
CHR: Disappearing glaciers - New study on meltwater in the Rhine
05.11.2018 - Especially during longer dry periods as in 2018, the importance of meltwater from the Alps is increasing. In a new study, the International Commission for the Hydrology of the Rhine Basin (CHR) has been investigating how the proportion of meltwater from snow and glaciers in the Rhine discharge is developing. This proportion is particularly high in low water periods.
Hydrological Yearbook of Switzerland 2017
Discharge, water level and water quality of Swiss water bodies.
Video: "Swiss water bodies - all clear?"
Dive into the FOEN’s new video and experience Switzerland’s water bodies like you’ve never seen them before. Take a seat next to pilot Nino G from planet Nuxxo and accompany him on an adventure through Switzerland’s riverine landscapes.
Hydrological Data by SMS
It is possible to receive via SMS the current hydrological data from about 170 FOEN automatic gauging stations on Swiss watercourses and lakes.
Data, indicators and maps on the topic of water
From hydrological monitoring data and evaluation methods to printed maps, the FOEN provides many products on the topic of water.
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