Dangers and warnings

Current situation and forecast

Discharges and water levels

Water temperature




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.

CHR: Disappearing glaciers - New study on meltwater in the Rhine

Hydrological Yearbook of Switzerland 2017

Discharge, water level and water quality of Swiss water bodies.

Summary of the publication “Hydrologisches Jahrbuch der Schweiz 2017”

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.

Video: "Swiss water bodies - all clear?"



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.

Data, indicators and maps

Feedback form for the federal government’s warnings

Feedback form for the federal government's warnings


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