The LIFE project `Conservation strategies for forests
and torrents in the region Gesaeuse´ forms the starting point
of the renaturation of the river Enns. Typical river
structures, such as bank scars, sand and gravel bars, rifles and pools,
have been developed on the `Paltenspitz´ by connecting the river
`Palten´ with the river Enns.
The renaturation of the river Enns was continued in the LIFE+
project ´River Landscape Enns´, where an investment
sum of about 2,9 billion Euros was taken for the period of 2011
and 2015. The project was completed on 31.12.2015 according
The implementation of eight measures was an important
step towards habitat improvement and the so called ´passive
flood protection´ in specific stretches of the River Enns.
The measures were implemented according to the requirements of the
EU Water Framework Directive.
50% of the project was financed by the
European Union, whereas national contributions were distributed
variably between project applicant and co-financers.
The new Enns - The movie (documentation