There are concerns over the high water levels in the Netherlands. Water levels in the big Dutch rivers are set to reach their highest level this week, following weeks of heavy rain plus severe weather in Germany. Today, the level in the river Rhine reached 14.52 metres above the normal water level in Amsterdam (NAP), which is slightly lower than sea level. High water levels in some rivers have led to localised flooding on roads and cycle paths. Waterboards have used additional pumps to stop homes flooding and sandbags are used to shore up flood defences in several areas.