River Havel – Germany, Small restoration measure

Meandering lowland river in parallel to the Upper Havel Waterway (Voßcanal)


This highly meandering fast flowing river stretch parallels the water ways Obere-Havel Wasserstrasse and Havel-Oder Wasserstrasse; nowadays it is additionally highly influenced by beaver dams.

  • Site name: Upstream Malz
  • Typology: Mid-sized lowland river
  • Altitude: 41 m
  • Catchment area: 1,753 km2
  • Pressures before the restoration:
    • water abstraction
    • minimum fow release
    • diffuse nutrient input
    • fragmentation by weirs
  • Restoration measures conducted:
    • none