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Spektrum von Wasserkraftanlagen im Atlas

For better readability, the figure shows only the section of the sites entered in the atlas in the power range up to 2,000 kW and up to a development flow rate of 80 m³/s

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Spektrum von Wasserkraftanlagen im Atlas


Ecologic Institute 2022: Spektrum von Wasserkraftanlagen im Atlas. Infographic published in: Keuneke, Rita; Edith Massmann and Stephan Naumann 2022: Fischschutz- und Fischabstiegsmaßnahmen – Praxisbeispiele im Überblick. Atlas für den Wissenstransfer zu Fischschutz und Fischabstieg. Ingenieurbüro Floecksmühle GmbH, Umweltbundesamt: Aachen, Dessau-Roßlau.

This infographic visualizes the range of hydropower plants included in the Atlas Fish Protection & Downstream Fish. The entries in the atlas cover all basic turbine types. Sites with Kaplan turbine (42) are the most common, followed by Francis turbine (21). Other turbine types include bulb turbine (6), VLH turbine (2), flow-through turbine (1), Pelton turbine (1) and other turbine types (9).The infographic is part of a fact sheet on fish protection and downstream fish migration measures.

The infographic is published under a creative commons license CC BY 4.0. That means it can be copied and redistributed in any medium or format and for any purpose as long as appropriate credit to the authors (Ecologic Institute, Ingenieurbüro Floecksmühle) is given.

A closer look at the different types of hydropower plants shows that the site inputs reflect well both their spectrum and the frequency distribution in Germany.


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Media format: coloured infographic for a digital fact sheet
Copyright: CC BY 4.0
Content: Rita Keuneke, Edith Massmann (Ingenieurbüro Floecksmühle GmbH, Aachen), Stephan Naumann (German Environment Agency)
Graphic design: Jennifer Rahn

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Fact Sheet 06: Fischschutz- und Fischabstiegsmaßnahmen – Praxisbeispiele im Überblick
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Water Framework Directive, WFD, river, nature conservation, biodiversity, energy, hydropower, fish, migration, watercourse, connectivity, restoration, hydromorphology, protection
Europe, Germany, Austria, Switzerland
infographic, visualization, illustration, creative commons, fact sheet