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The lowest water level was measured on September 29, 2003 at 0.80m Cologne Gauge (C. G.) (water level measurement since 1816). February 1929 was an "ice winter" which let the Rhine freeze up. By the ice layer caused the water level was 0.61 m C. G. on 16.02.1929.
The fall of the Rhine in Cologne is approximately 0.2 per mill. Therefore the water level in Worringen, which is the northern city limit, is 8 m deeper than in Godorf the southern boundary.
The average water level of the Rhine is 3.21m C. G. and is referred to as mean tide. This is the 10 year statistical average of all water levels.
When the water reaches a level of 7.00m C. G. (depending on the rate of increase) a flood control center will be set up.
The „hundred year floods“ of the years 1926, 1993, and 1995 exceeded the level of 10m C. G. The water level was 10.63m C. G. and 10.69m C. G. The highest water level ever measured was 13.55m C. G. in 1784. The latest big floods in Cologne were in 2003 with a water level of 9.71m C. G., 2004 with 7.95m C. G., 2011 with 8.91m C. G., 2012 with 7,78m and 7,83m C.G. and 2013 with 7,54m C.G..