Case study: Damming by flood barrier, Wischhafener Süderelbe, Lower Saxony, (20th c.)

Location of the case study

Wischhafener Süderelbe, Lower Saxony, DE

Description of the application

During storm surges extreme water level progate into the tributaries of the Elbe, including Wischhafener Süderelbe. To limit the threat of inundation of the hinterland a flood barrier was constructed at the mouth of the Wischhafener Süderelbe.

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Implementation costs (Show all)

>1.000.000 €

Served purpose of implementation (Show all)

Strongly Positive

Responsible authority levels (Show all)

National - Government

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Real Case Study

Resilience measures (Show all)

Flood control dam

Last modified: Sept. 12, 2016, 8:12 a.m.