Information about high-water warnings and water levels can be obtained online from the Saxon Flood Centre and can also be obtained from the Department for Environmental Protection for the city of Leipzig, the district administrative offices and hire companies.

If the waterways are in high spate, you should abort or temporarily abandon the boat trip for your own safety.

When water levels are high, Palmengarten weir provides a clear warning in the form of a red ball above the central pillar of the building that is visible from far away.

You should also refrain from navigating the waterways when water levels are low (< 30 cm for muscle-powered vessels and < 60 cm for motorboats); this is not only for nature conservation purposes and the ecology of the waterways, but also for your own safety.