Case study:Regelsbrunner Aue

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Project overview

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Status Complete
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Themes Economic aspects, Flood risk management, Land use management - agriculture
Country Austria
Main contact forename Stefan
Main contact surname Schneeweihs
Main contact user ID User:Nationalpark Donau-Auen
Contact organisation Waterways Administration (WSD)
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Catchment and subcatchment

Catchment

River basin district Danube
River basin Danube

Subcatchment

River name Danube
Area category more than 10000 km²
Area (km2)
Maximum altitude category Less than 100 m
Maximum altitude (m)
Dominant geology
Ecoregion
Dominant land cover
Waterbody ID



Other case studies in this subcatchment: Conservation of alluvial, Hainburg River Restoration, INTERREG MED WETNET - Memoradum on Participation in Wetland Conservation in Ljubljansko Barje Nature Park, Marsh protection in Egyek–Pusztakócs, National Park Danube-Auen, The Bulgarian Wetlands Restoration and Pollution Reduction Project, Witzelsdorf Pilot Project


Site

Name Regelsbrunner Aue
WFD water body codes
WFD (national) typology
WFD water body name
Pre-project morphology Single channel, Straight
Reference morphology Single channel, Sinuous
Desired post project morphology
Heavily modified water body true
National/international site designation
Local/regional site designations
Protected species present
Invasive species present
Species of interest
Dominant hydrology Quick run-off
Dominant substrate Gravel
River corridor land use Extensive agriculture
Average bankfull channel width category 10 - 50 m
Average bankfull channel width (m)
Average bankfull channel depth category 5 - 10 m
Average bankfull channel depth (m)
Mean discharge category
Mean annual discharge (m3/s)
Average channel gradient category
Average channel gradient
Average unit stream power (W/m2)


Project background

Reach length directly affected (m) 500 m
0.5 km
50,000 cm
Project started 1996/01/01
Works started 1998/01/01
Works completed 1998/01/01
Project completed
Total cost category 5000 - 10000 k€
Total cost (k€)
Benefit to cost ratio
Funding sources WWF Austria, Austrian Ministry of Economy

Cost for project phases

Phase cost category cost exact (k€) Lead organisation Contact forename Contact surname
Investigation and design WWF Austria
Stakeholder engagement and communication WWF Austria
Works and works supervision
Post-project management and maintenance WWF Austria
Monitoring WWF Austria



Reasons for river restoration

Mitigation of a pressure Flood defence
Hydromorphology Quantity & dynamics of flow, Width & depth variation, Flow velocities
Biology
Physico-chemical
Other reasons for the project Community demand


Measures

Structural measures
Bank/bed modifications Embankment lowering
Floodplain / River corridor Connection to wider floodplain
Planform / Channel pattern Re-instatement of old course
Other
Non-structural measures
Management interventions
Social measures (incl. engagement) Land purchase
Other


Monitoring

Hydromorphological quality elements

Element When monitored Type of monitoring Control site used Result
Before measures After measures Qualitative Quantitative

Biological quality elements

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Physico-chemical quality elements

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Any other monitoring, e.g. social, economic

Element When monitored Type of monitoring Control site used Result
Before measures After measures Qualitative Quantitative
Public awareness of river Yes Yes Improvement


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Additional links and references

Link Description
http://wiki.reformrivers.eu/index.php/Regelsbrunner Aue The REFORM FP7 project created a wiki aimed at the scientific community

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