Czech Republic Considers Inter-Basin Transfers to Fight Drought

15 Dec 2015 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PRAGUE, Czech Republic

The Czech government is considering a plan to transfer water from the Danube River to the Vltava or Elbe rivers in an effort to mitigate the effects of ongoing drought.The plan would involve digging a canal -- or possibly two -- to transfer water from the Danube, which is not experiencing the low water levels seen in many other rivers in the region, to drought-hit areas in not only the Czech Republic, but also Saxony and Poland, Czech daily Lidové noviny reported.A channel could be built from the Bavarian town of Jochenstein through the Šumava Mountains to a village near the Lipno reservoir on the upper reaches of the Vltava...

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