November 12th, 2020

Environment Minister inaugurates flood protection in Wippra

From left to right: Chairman of the Board of Directors  Michael  Janssen (Valley Dam Company  Saxony-Anhalt),  Environment Minister  Prof.  Dr.  Claudia Dalbert,  Mayor  Monika  Rauhut (Wippra), Member of the Landtag André  Schröder,  District Councillor  Dr.  Angelika Klein  (District Mansfeld-Südharz), Mayor  Sven  Strauß  (Sangerhausen),  Member of the Bundestag  Torsten  Schweiger

From left to right: Chairman of the Board of Directors Michael Janssen (Valley Dam Company Saxony-Anhalt), Environment Minister Prof. Dr. Claudia Dalbert, Mayor Monika Rauhut (Wippra), Member of the Landtag André Schröder, District Councillor Dr. Angelika Klein (District Mansfeld-Südharz), Mayor Sven Strauß (Sangerhausen), Member of the Bundestag Torsten Schweiger

A new rearbasinprotects around twenty places on the Wipper from flooding. Tractebel Hydroprojekt planned and supervised the dam structure, which was opened after six years of construction. .

Many villages along the Wipper suffer from flood events. Losses in  double-digitr  millionare theresult..  After sixyears of construction, thenew  retention basins  are now making amends. Together with the member of the Bundestag  Torsten  Schweiger, the member of the state parliament André  Schröder, the district councillor  in the district of Mansfeld-Südharz,  Dr. Angelika Klein, Sangerhausen's  mayor  Sven  Strauß, the mayor of Wippra,  Monika  Rauhut, and the chairman of the board of directors of the dam companyes  Michael  Janssen,  Saxony-Anhalt's Environment Minister  Prof.  Dr.  Claudia Dalbert cut the openingb.and.

Constructionand construction supervision

At the upper reaches of the Wipper, directly above the village of Wippra in the district of Mansfeld-Südharz, the controlled flood retention basinwascreated, which is passable for fish and other living beings. From May 2013, Tractebel Hydroprojekt was the general planner for this ambitious dam construction project  and supervised the construction. The  hydraulic engineeringexpertsoptimized the present design planning and prepared the execution and tender planning. They also worked out the safety proofs  and planned the rock securing. The team of experts also took over the geotechnical construction supervision including the  metrological monitoring. With the handover of the test jam program and the provisional operating regulations, it clears the way for the commissioning of the basin.

"Now a 100-year flood event of the Wipper can be completely withheld and thus the damage potential of such flooding for 21 villages in the lower reaches can be decisively defused. Flood protection in the region has been sustainably strengthened," underlined Environment Minister Dalbert at the opening ceremony.

 

 

Visit to the complex passage structure

Visit to the complex passage structure