Project part-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund)

The Interreg IVB North Sea Region Programme

The authors are solely responsible for the content of this report. Material included herein does not represent the opinion of the European Community, and the European Community is not responsible for any use that might be made of it.
Back to overview measures

Managing Reiherstieg sluice to improve oxygen conditions

Crux of the matter

The studies on managing the ‘Reiherstieg’ sluice in order to influence the oxygen conditions showed different outcomes. On one hand the oxygen supply will raise rapidly inside the ‘Reiherstieg’ channel. On the other hand the remobilization of sediments caused by the occurrence of higher flow velocities and the subsequent rise in the biological oxygen demand (BOD) will affect the content of dissolved oxygen that entered the ‘Reiherstieg’ by the new operating scheme, too.
Additional studies on sediment consistency, amount, quality and time-varying remobilization have to be carried out to define the long-term effects the oxygen conditions in the investigation area.

Back to top

Important to know

Reports / Measures / Tools

Report: Management measures analysis and comparison