Hochwassermarke Baumhaus - Wismar, MVP , D
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member André de Montbard
N 53° 53.934 E 011° 27.474
32U E 661489 N 5975072
Quick Description: On the Baumhaus, the old harbour master office in Wismar, you find a high water level marker from 1872.
Location: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Date Posted: 10/21/2021 7:41:29 AM
Waymark Code: WM155ND
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 4

Long Description:
The sign says High Water + 3,06 m at 11/13/1872, made of marble.

The 1872 Baltic Sea flood (German: Ostseesturmhochwasser 1872), often referred to as a storm flood, ravaged the Baltic Sea coast from Denmark to Pomerania, also affecting Sweden, during the night between 12 and 13 November 1872 and was, until then, the worst storm surge in the Baltic. The highest recorded peak water level was about 3.3 m above sea level (NN).

In the days before the storm tide, a storm blew from the southwest across the Baltic that drove the sea towards Finland and Balticum. The result was flooding there and extreme low water levels on the Danish-German coastlines. As a result, large quantities of water were able to flow into the western Baltic from the North Sea. The storm increased in strength, and changed direction. The winds now blew from the northeast, and drove the water masses back in a south-westerly direction. Because the water could only flow slowly back into the North Sea, huge waves caught coastal dwellers by surprise on the morning of 13 November 1872 and caused floods over a metre high in coastal towns and villages.

Source: (visit link)
Natural or man made event?: Natural

What type of marker?: wall plaque

When did this occur?: 11/13/1872

Website related to the event..: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
A picture showing the level along with any markers telling of what had occurred can be used. Better yet would be a picture of you or someone standing next to the high level mark, that would show if you would have been just wading or completely submersed.
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