Weir on Hucava River

Objetivo alcanzado
del total € 10.661 (100%)
Cerradas

Contact informations: 

WWF Slovakia

hcarska@wwfsk.org

https://slovakia.panda.org/

 

WWF Nederland 

info@wwf.nl

 

 

Removal process in detail: The above-ground part of the weir will be demolished. Only the concrete foundation necessary for weir stabilisation will be left. Below the weir, scour hole will be preserved as a valuable habitat for fish. Sediments from the riverbed above the weir will be moved and placed downstream into the existing bank cavity without further technical stabilisation; natural hydromorphological processes of the river will ensure its modelling into a natural shape. Riparian vegetation strengthens the banks with its root system, therefore we recommend not to remove it.

Weir removal will support a free flow of aquatic organisms and sediments, which directly increases the natural riverine processes, river biodiversity and creates favourable conditions especiall for natural fish population.