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Scientists say Germany's drying Brandenburg Lake is symbol of climate change

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Germany's lakelands are drying out after witnessing years of summer heatwaves and minimal rainfall, and it is worrying local scientists. Seddiner Lake, in the state of Brandenburg, south-west of Berlin, has sunk 60 centimetres annually on average over the past few years. Spanning 218 hectares, it is fed from groundwater, leaving it at the mercy of rainfall and human water usage. At a high point in 2013, the lake was full enough.