Lower Inn Reservoirs

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Lower Inn Reservoirs

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  • Area: 
    870 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    48°18'N 13°13'E
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Lower Inn Reservoirs (Stauseen am Unteren Inn). 16/12/82; Upper Austria; 870 ha; 48º17'47"N 013º16'20"E. Nature Conservation Area, Natura 2000 (SPA, SCI). Contiguous with the German Ramsar Site Unterer Inn, Haiming-Neuhaus. A stretch of the Inn River comprising reservoirs, sediments banks, riverine forests, muddy banks with Bidention vegetation, successional vegetation of various ages, and reed beds. The site supports a wide variety of bird species, many of them protected in Europe. Nesting species include the Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax; wintering and passage species include important numbers of various duck species and ruffs among others. The site provides habitat for nationally rare plants, the reintroduced European beaver Castor fiber and, recently, the re-immigrating European Otter Lutra lutra. Dammed 50 years ago for hydroelectric generation, it is a popular place for fishing, hunting and recreation. A steering committee with representatives of Austria and Bavaria (Germany) is working to provide legal entities for settling conflicts and ensuring the long-term quality of the area. Ramsar Site no. 274. Most recent RIS information: 2012.

Administrative region: 
Upper Austria

  • National legal designation: 
    • Nature Conservation Area - Lower Inn
    • site of Community importance - Lower Inn
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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