Living River – Kamp Valley

Middle Kamp valley in Lower Austria is one of the most remarkable and most precious river landscapes in Austria: Even today there are  sections without roads or trails. The river is still free, with rapids, rocks, islands and floodplain forests. On the steep rocky slopes natural woodlands grow, including  stands of small remains of primeval forest.

Today Kamp valley is a protected area (Natura 2000).

However there are plans by the utility company EVN to replace an old power plant (near to castle of Rosenburg) by a larger  one. That would turn parts of the free flowing river into a muddy lake and destroy the river bed due to dredging…

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