The Morava is the largest left-side tributary of the Upper Danube in Central Europe and Austria’s only near natural lowland river with Pannonian character. The frequent flooding is essential for the floodplain’s grassland and forests. Due to regulation and intensification measures in the last century the river is now classified only with a moderate status (according the EC Water Framework Directive) and habitats for endangered species of fauna and flora are limited.
Within the EC supported Life+ project “Restoration of the Lower Morava Floodplains” ambitious restoration measures will be implemented between 2011 and 2019.
The aim of the project is to extensively restore near-natural river dynamics in the Lower Morava floodplains, as well as to foster land-use practices, which preserve biodiversity and to specifically preserve endangered species and types of habitats.
DownloadsOverall project information, .pdf
Summary of planned river restoration measures, .pdf