The objective of this project was the restoration and reconnection of a silted-up right-sided branch of the Morava between river kilometre 32.92 and 32.10 (side arm "Angern"). The result is a side arm with year-round water flow over a length of approx. 820m.
Due to the reconnection of this silted-up side arm a dynamic river habitat was generated. Apart from creating additional habitats for fish, the common river mussel and other water-bound animals like the beaver, the otter or the kingfisher, all corresponding conservation objectives are being met. The situation of amphibians is positively affected due to the creation of specific water bodies that are water-bearing every year during the spawning season.
The project is already concluded. The construction works were completed on 04.09.2015. In the course of the future monitoring (continuous photo documentation, water quality, annual riverbed surveying) the developments in the side arm and the respective river section of the Morava are being observed.
The project made 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.