River Isar In Flood, Munich, Bavaria, Germany, Europe North
Of The Alps.
Copyright 2005 & 2013 Julian Stacey,
Where it flow To ? :
- (Isar ...
is Germany's second most important tributary of the Danube after the Inn.
- Isar flows NE from Munich to join Donau=Danube at
- Donau=Danube flows SE to Passau (Germany)
- Inn flows NE to Passau (Germany)
- Ilz flows S to Passau (Germany)
- Passau (Germany) severely flooded in 2013 &
- Donau=Danube flows on SE into Austria through Linz ,
- South West through Vienna=Wien (Austria),
- East to Bratislava, Slovakia
- North East of of Budapest
- South along Border between Moldova & Rumania
- Delta Enters Black Sea South of Odesa (Ukraine),
- Black Sea exits South West through Istanbul to Sea of
- SE Past Gallipoli, into the Aegean & Med.,
- `West' past Gibraltar to Atlantic. (West is in quotes, as
I've seen a documentary suggesting Africa & Europe were
once joined there, till land collapsed & Med got flooded,
so maybe aggregate water flow is actually East if Med
Commentary to pictures
This occurred half a year after hottest summer ever in West
Australia. - Global warming maybe ?
We went to check the river level, which was up on the
Going beyond, over to East bank, we discovered in Albani-Str
cellars had been flooded, & noticed what was smoke or
steam in middle of road, out of about 4 sequential
man-holes in the road, (not unknown in winter, but temp
this cold summer's day was maybe 10C).
We presume water had got in underground ducts of high
pressure steam ducts of the district heating system. On
the way back, from the final manhole we heard what
sounded like lots of continuous small underground
explosions, 1 every few seconds, as though maybe was
ingresing on hot metal & exploding to steam. We
decided not to hang around
(Later AZ seemed to quote SWM as
saying no danger from that.)
Danger! Verbrühungsgefahr = & Scalding
having hot water poured on its rubber wheels. How hot ?
Don't know ! Heated from water leak into district heating
2013-06-03 Monday Approx 13:30
Water level at Reichen- Bach- Bruecke (Fraunhofer Str)
was fluctuating around 3.50/3.55 BUT they had foolishly
screwed the gauge into wall next to protruding wall
that causes an eddy current with & constant reverse
flow & lower level + fluctuations. If one looks
perhaps 4 meters downstream, to where water is running
smooth, & projects line along concrete left = South
= back up stream, then the level was 3.60.
The next bridge upstream (Wittels- Bacher- Bruecke)
at Balde- Platz * Kapuziner- Str (after walking there,
E, S, W, via 2 bridges & East bank) had a level of
3.80, ie a difference of 20 cm. ! (Maybe something
upstream changed in that time.)
Are they supposed to be cross calibrated to each
other & published numbers of the http://www.hnd.bayern.de
or just stuck in at random offsets ?
A sign in Palm- Str (West of Isar) where heating net
is being extended South East into Arndt- Str), says
[that?] part of the system runs at 140 Celsius
(pressurised obviously) that's a new net segment
they're adding. Older bits (eg perhaps in Albani-Str ?)
might operate at higher temp &/or pressure ? To
~17:00 Level at Reichen- Bach- Bruecke (Fraunhofer Str)
3.20 (fluctuating to .05 or .1 less because of back flow
~17:30 (by bike) Level at Wittels- Bacher- Bruecke
Whey these are similar, when yesterday Wittels- Bacher
was approx. 0.20 higher, I don't know.