Structural diversification of weir regulated river sections (Action A 7, A 7A and C 6C)

To structurally diversify weir regulated river sections is a field which so far has not been explored very much. It may, however, serve to improve the ecological status of the regulated river sections. Measures can be carried out both in the water as well as along the shores and in the floodplains, for example through the installation of deadwood, gravel islands, creation of artificial river banks or of backwaters and ponds.

Possible measures are to be tested within the framework of the LIFE project at the reservoirs of the weirs of Solms-Oberbiel and Wetzlar-Altenberg, as well as the transferability to other sections of the Lahn river.