Fish pass at the VERBUND Danube power plant Jochenstein

The border power plant at Jochenstein on the Danube is getting a modern fish pass as part of LIFE Blue Belt Danube Inn.

Fish migration aid for the Jochenstein power plant

The Jochenstein Danube power station was commissioned in 1956. With its striking architecture, it is a landmark of the region. The location for the power plant was deliberately chosen to minimise a risky spot for shipping between Bavaria and Upper Austria. As part of the LIFE Blue Belt Danube Inn project, the power station will be equipped with a near-natural fish migration aid. A bypass river of 3.5 kilometres in length creates a barrier-free environment for fish and provides space for aquatic life of all kinds.

The Jochenstein power station can be seen from the air on a sunny day. While the Danube is coloured green-blue, the trees on the banks to the left and right are a lush dark green. While the weir fields can be seen on the left, the lock for shipping can be seen on the right.  In the background you can still see the landscape and the course of the Danube upstream.