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Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2017-11-01 - 2019-06-30

The "LIFE+ Traisen" project – one of the largest LIFE+ projects in Europe – is entering new territory in several ways. The main goal was to create a new near-natural river outside its own alluvium. The former channel of the Traisen built in the 1980s and located in the alluvium of the Danube River showed a comparatively small slope due to the artificial extension of the river’s course. The new, highly sinuous river bed, situated in the coarse-grained alluvium of the Danube River with a slight gradient, is novel in terms of fluvial morphology and aquatic ecology. For this reason, a sound monitoring program is a necessary prerequisite for the long-term prognosis of the development of the new aquatic system. The planned monitoring of the morphological development of the new river bed is based on the higher-level monitoring concept presented in the UVE report US06.01 "Subject contribution to synthetic plants, animals, habitats" (pp. 87-89) and to that in the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) decision No. 76 on the operating and maintenance phase: After completion of the construction and flooding of the new Traisen river bed a river morphological monitoring is to be carried out to document the hydromorphological and aquatic ecological development. The "Detailed monitoring concept – fluvial morphology, phase 1 and phase 2" in the UVE (environmental impact declaration; E.S.03 "Complementary Processing Monitoring Concept") is to be used as the conceptual basis.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2017-09-01 - 2018-08-31

The study continues fish-ecological surveys on the river Mur in the Judenburg area. Typical parameters defining the fish ecological status (biomass, abundance population structure) are assessed to define the fish ecological status according to the EU Water Framework Directive. The collected data are analyzed in the context of already existing data from past sampling campaigns and the long-term development of the fish stocks are interpreted taking natural and anthropogenic impacts into account.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2017-09-01 - 2018-08-31

The study continues fish-ecological surveys on the river Mur in the Murau area. Typical parameters defining the fish ecological status (biomass, abundance population structure) are assessed to define the fish ecological status according to the EU Water Framework Directive. The collected data are analyzed in the context of already existing data from past sampling campaigns and the long-term development of the fish stocks are interpreted taking natural and anthropogenic impacts into account.

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