Original paper

Managing the New Danube in Vienna (Austria): the importance of plant nutrients and aquatic macrophytes. General Summary

Sutcliffe, D. W.

Large Rivers Vol. 12 No. 1 (2000), p. 1 - 2

published: Aug 31, 2000

DOI: 10.1127/lr/12/2000/1

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Abstract

The New Danube is a 21-km channel constructed in the 1980s to protect eastern parts of the city of Vienna from floods when the River Danube (already canalized through Vienna) periodically overflowed. Gravel excavated from the left-bank floodplain of the Danube was used to construct Danube Island, which is ca. 70 to 210 m in width and separates the main river from the new flood-relief channel running alongside.

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New DanubeViennaAustriaplant nutrientsaquatic macrophytes