Danube East of Vienna

Implementation integrated river engineering project Danube East of Vienna

The segment of the Danube river east of Vienna is currently characterised by constant river bed erosion of +/- 2-3.5 cm per year; which has a negative impact on the water resource management and the ecological viability of the Donau-Auen (National Park) ecosystem. Inadequate conditions prevail for navigation (the fairway is too shallow at low water), requiring urgent action.
The project, part of Priority Project 18 (Waterway axis Rhine/Meuse-Main-Danube), aims at providing a solution to these problems. It comprises river engineering measures such as the construction of new groynes, granulometric bed improvement, river bank restoration and side arm reconnection to reduce erosion and increase water levels in the Danube in this area.

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