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Dhe wave came when it was dark. In Frankfurt Oder the water level of the river suddenly rose. The water covered groynes exposed by the drought on the Polish side, it filled the shallow, sandy bays of the island of Ziegenwerder in front of the Frankfurt city area. The level rose until the following night; at three o’clock in the morning on August 7, a Sunday, he reached 120 centimeters, an unusually large plus of about 30 centimeters in a short time. Local residents were surprised that it hadn’t rained at all. The water stayed for 24 hours, then it started to disappear.
The Monday after, the anglers noticed the smell. The Oder doesn’t really stink. It was also heard that the river looked browner. On Tuesday there were isolated reports of dead fish upstream from the township. That was August 9th, the anglers informed the city. “Looking back, it was a kind of background noise,” says Frankfurt Mayor René Wilke (The left). “The situation was unclear, diffuse.” The following day, the carcasses appeared in large numbers on the banks. The bays on the island of Ziegenwerder were full of fish and smelled of decay.