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Danube old distributary connection Rührsdorf

Tasks definition

In 2003 via donau decided to connect the existing old distributaries to Danube within the EU-Life-Projekt.

The goal was to achieve the max. flow rate during the period when the Danube river shows low water level what is to be achieved by max. possibly deep river bed.

The old distributary in question is located in Rührsdorf and it is spread into approx. 3 km long area at the right orographical side of the Danube river.

  • 2d-hydraulic variants investigations of main and outer flow areas for cross-linking with the main stream
  • Hydraulic calculation of objects „Silberseetraverse“ and „Rührsdorfer Traverse“
  • Hydraulic calculation and optimization of flow profile
  • Design for applicable permissions fort he entire river part taking into consideration the geo-technical limits.
  • Coordination with the ecological detail design
  • Procurement
  • Construction supervision and taking-over of completed works
  • Flow modelling
  • Variants investigation
  • Design for permission, Detail design
  • Application of funding
  • Procurement
  • Contracting
  • Project management
  • Construction supervision
  • Coordination with ecological supervision body
  • Evaluation and adjustment to new conditions during the construction period
  • Final acceptance
  • Client: via donau Wasserstraßen GmbH
  • Project period: 2005 - 2007
  • Investment volume: € 600.000,–
  • Contact person: Christoph Braunstein, MSc; Andreas Käppl, MSc