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Stream restoration in Haarby reduces the risk of flooding

Stream restoration in Haarby reduces the risk of flooding

26-05-2016
The city of Haarby in the Municipality of Assens on Funen experienced occasional flooding due to raised water levels in the local watercourse Haarby Å. As a consequence, the municipality established a new wetland area north of the city. The watercourse was remeandered and two new lakes were established. The new wetland serves as a retention buffer during heavy rainfall and therefore reduces the risk of flooding downstream in the city.

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  • Wetland serves as a buffer
  • Background: Flooded basements due to saturated ground and heavy rainfall
  • The solution: Establishing a 32-hectare wetland
  • Benefits and added value: Recreational area and improved aquatic environment
  • Financing: A DKK 3-million project
  • The process and stakeholders: A long process
  • Barriers: Negotiations with landowners take time
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LOADEMAIL[gunil]DOMAIN[assens.dk]Gunilla Ørbech
Assens Municipality
Phone: +45 64 74 72 24