Lech-Donau-Winkel

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Lech-Donau-Winkel

  • Country: 
    Germany
  • Site number: 
    91
  • Area: 
    4,014 ha
  • Designation date: 
    26-02-1976
  • Coordinates: 
    48°44'N 11°00'E
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Overview

Lech-Donau-Winkel. 26/02/76; Bayern; 4,014 ha; 48°44'N 011°00'E. Nature Reserves, EC Birds Directive SPA. Two separate reservoirs with sandbanks and mudflats, created by the damming of the Danube and Lech rivers to provide electricity and a water supply, including expanded floodplains and extensive alluvial forests, marsh areas, fens, storage lakes, quarry ponds, backwaters and extensively used greenlands. Artificial banks are devoid of vegetation. The site is an important wintering area for waterbirds, but, it now appears, not to the standard of the Ramsar Criteria. Surrounding areas consist of agricultural land and wooded meadows. There is a regulated fishing season. The site was expanded in 2007 239 ha to 4,014 ha by addition of significant floodplain areas, and the waterbird Critera (5 and 6) were removed from the site description. Ramsar site no. 91. Most recent RIS information: 2007.

Administrative region: 
Bayern

  • National legal designation: 
    • nature reserve
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-2007

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