Recovering the navigable channel of the River Ebro

The European Commission supported this river development project. The ERDF contribution amounted to €1.4 million, representing 50% of the total cost of €2.8 million. The project is now complete.

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By enlarging the navigable stretch of the River Ebro, between Ascó and Móra d’Ebre, the project made it possible to open up an additional 15 kilometres of navigable waterways, now available for the use of tourists.

The aim of the project was to promote touristic use of the Ebro, increasing its range of navigable waterways. At the same time, the project aimed to restore the importance of the river as the backbone of the territory, notably as a place of natural and cultural interest.

The works to create the new navigable channel required analyses of the riverbed and its volume, as well as draining of the relevant stretches in order to guarantee a minimum depth and breadth of 1.5 metres and 20 metres respectively.

Improvements have also been made to the surrounding areas and the quality of the water in order to heighten the attractiveness of the area to tourists.


Draft date

28/02/2011