Bremen: Stadium to finance anti-flood embankments

source: Weser-Kurier.de

Bremen: Stadium to finance anti-flood embankments Weser-Stadion operator will cover most of the price tag for upgraded embankments protecting it from flooding.

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Weser-Stadion Bremen GmbH, the company operating Weser-Stadion, will pay €4.94 million ($5.25m) to improve anti-flood embankments along the Weser River. Entire cost of the works is nearly €2.5 million greater, but the remainder will be covered by the city of Bremen.

Raising the embankments seems necessary to save the recently-reconstructed stadium from floods in the future. During the most recent flood 2 years ago the level of water in Weser was 5.24m, only 6cm (just over 2 inches!) below the top of the embankment. Now the dike will be raised to 6.5m in height.

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