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Water retention – targets until 2020

  • Reactivation of 160 km² of overbank area along the Rhine and in the lowlands of the Rhine and of 1 000 km² in the Rhine watershed.
  • Increase of water retention to 364 million m³ along the Rhine and in the lowlands of the Rhine and to 73 million m³ in the Rhine watershed due to technical water retention measures.
  • Renaturalize some 11.000 km of rivers, extensify 3 900 km² of agricultural surface, nature development and reforestation of 3 500 km² and restrict further sealing measures in the Rhine watershed.

    You will here find up-to-date information about water retention along the Rhine.