ICPR – International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine

Reconnection of alluvial waters

33 measures were implemented by 2005; the target of reconnecting 25 water bodies by 2005 has thus already been achieved.

By the end of 2012, 47 more water bodies, thus 80 water bodies in all have been reconnected. It is not expected that the target set for 2020 to reconnect 100 oxbow lakes and side waters with the Rhine will be achieved.

The entire watershed of the Rhine is suited for these measures, but, due to natural conditions along the High and Middle Rhine, possibilities are limited in these river sections.