A variation and feasibility study was conducted in order to implement an approximately 700 metre long system of islands and sidearms and an approximately 900 metre long riverbank renaturation in the Danube stretch between the powerplant Abwinden-Asten and the mouth of the river Enns. The relating excavation material will be used for the optimisation of the mouth of the Enns (restructuring according to a model by the Technical University of Vienna).
Within this project synergies are exploited between the ecological improvements within the meaning of the EU Water Framework Directive and the improved fairway conditions in the port of Enns, resulting in a reduction of necessary dredging works. The project started in 2018 with the contracting and implementation of the application planning.
The project makes a substantial contribution to the implementation of measure
17. Execute restoration measures implementing the EU Water Framework Directive of the Action Programme for the Danube 2022.