Horror on the Isar river: photographer documented mass die - thousands of fish due to the power plant died

On the Isar river, it is to die in the past few days, to a dramatic mass of fish to come. The mass extinction has occurred in the upper Isarlauf near Wallgau, a

Horror on the Isar river: photographer documented mass die - thousands of fish due to the power plant died

On the Isar river, it is to die in the past few days, to a dramatic mass of fish to come. The mass extinction has occurred in the upper Isarlauf near Wallgau, as the "Münchner Merkur" reported.

the reason for this shocking phenomenon is a power plant action in Krün. Because the Weir of the river Isar power plant had to be opened for KRUN, due to the high water, is sunk in the Isar river down in many Places in the gravel, and crushed stone. The sad spectacle of nature has been documented by the photographer Sebastian Frölich. Many fish have been found dead, according to the measure in agony, or to be picked by the crows of death.

"anyone Who has experienced this, is actually shocked," says nature photographer from the middle of the forest. Last Thursday, about 20 volunteers, 500 meters have not tried below the Wallgauer Isarstegs anything to save even dead fish, as the "Münchner Merkur" reported. However, thousands have died.

Isar power station in KRUN opened dam: mass death was a result of

The power plant in Krün is operated by the company Uniper. Just before the dam, the river bed of the Isar river was filled in the last time with a lot of gravel. The company had to open it according to the Weir in Krün, the accumulated gravel flush. Since the Isar had last week, light weight high water, this was necessary and the time suitable, such as a speaker stressed. "It was absolutely necessary," said Uniper-speaker Theodorus Reumschüssel according to the report.

gravel, the Isar must be flushed

be carried out Such operations at the Weir in Krün several times per year. Also for the energy company Uniper it was not a pleasant measure, because if the gravel going through the Weir flushed, could produce the power plant, no electricity. In this period, the power plant is so unprofitable, as the speaker.

When the Weir is closed in Krün and the drain is back to normal, the river Isar to a kilometre in length. A death sentence for many aquatic organisms downstream of the nip in the dry gravel where the water flows partly under the Rock, easy.

Hope for nature conservation on the Isar

environment and nature conservationists now hope on the state of conservation and technical construction above the Krüner Barrage to the gravel by the river of Isar, to take better control of. The mass extinction that has not occurred according to the nature photographer Frölich for the first Time, could be an impetus for it.

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Updated Date: 24 June 2020, 17:26

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