Dyke relocation on the river Elbe near Lenzen, Germany

General
National Id: 
Germany_01
Site name: 
Stretch of the Elbe river near Lenzen
Summary: 
In the framework of the large-scale nature conservation project "Lenzener Elbtalaue", a dyke along the river Elbe (in Germany) has been relocated. This created a new retention area with a diverse floodplain, including alluvial forests, half-open pasture landscapes and other typical habitats of lowland floodplains. With 420 ha it is the biggest application of this type of measure in Germany so far. The project successfully combines flood protection and nature conservation objectives. Since the cutting of the old dyke in 2009, the measure could proof its effectiveness during several high water events.
The in-depth description of the case study: 
Location description: 
The measures are applied on a stretch of the Elbe river in Germany, next to Lenzen, between the Elbe kilometers 473.5 and 489.5.
NUTS Code: 
Brandenburg
RBD code: 
DE5000
Transboundary: 
0
Data provider: 
Verena Mattheiss, ACTeon
Longitude: 
11.478521
Latitude: 
53.097326
Last updated: 18 Jun 2015 | Top