Original paper

The New Danube in Vienna (Austria): a flood-relief channel, surrounding wetlands and associated problems for management

Humpesch, U. H.; Schiel, W.; Weilguni, H.; Dujmic, A.

Large Rivers Vol. 12 No. 1 (2000), p. 3 - 12

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published: Aug 31, 2000

DOI: 10.1127/lr/12/2000/3

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The New Danube flood-relief channel was constructed between 1972 and 1988. It lies immediately on the eastern side of the main channel of the River Danube, where the river flows approximately north to south through the city of Vienna (Austria). The wetland areas in the old floodplain east of the New Danube, and reasons for the construction of a flood-relief channel, are briefly presented. Several problems may arise or have been encountered in managing the new watercourse and adjacent wetlands, due to their multipurpose uses and functions.


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