Flood prevention measures to benefit thousands

Renovating a reservoir and dredging the Nysa Kłodzka River in southern Poland promises to significantly reduce the risk of flooding throughout the Nysa Kłodzka valley. The work directly benefits 50 000 people who live in five nearby towns including Nysa and Wrocław. A further 728 000 people living in Opole and lower Silesia benefit indirectly from these flood prevention measures.

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Activities which aim to strengthen the Nysa Reservoir focus on reconstructing the front dam, upgrading and building embankments, and reinforcing the river bed. The project also provides for the upgrading of two pumping stations and the revamp of monitoring and control systems. In addition, the main river channel is to be cleared to increase flow into the reservoir.

River dredging

Measures to improve water flow on the Nysa Kłodzka River include dredging – from the reservoir dam to the village of Kubice – as well as the upgrading or construction of various embankments and flood walls. An existing roof weir is being demolished as part of a scheme, which provides a new chafer weir and a number of fish ladders.

These works form part of a wider scheme to modernise the reservoir and upgrade flood protection measures for the town Nysa.


Total investment and EU funding

Total investment for the project “Nysa Flood Risk Management and Reservoir Modernisation – phase one” is EUR 107 648 799, of which the EU’s Cohesion Fund is contributing EUR 91 501 479 from the Operational Programme “Infrastructure and Environment” for the 2007 to 2013 programming period. Work falls under the priority “Resource Management and Counteracting Environmental Risks”.


Draft date

01/09/2015