Ninety-nine ecological measures
will actually be implemented during construction of the power plant. The topics of vegetation, compensation areas, measures in and around water bodies and terrestrial animals will be taken into account.
Dam planting and reforestation will be carried out on the banks. Extensive meadows for butterflies and other crawling creatures are also being created. As compensatory measures, shallow water zones are being created to serve as spawning grounds and habitats for juvenile fish. Furthermore, the Olympiawiese tributary will be upgraded and integrated into the nearby Petersbach stream. Aquatic creatures will therefore have an extended, continuous water network as their habitat.
Of course, a fish bypass is also on the agenda, designed as a slot pass with 90 ponds. The fish bypass will be adapted to the largest native fish species, the Danube salmon.
Not only aquatic life will benefit from the ecological measures but so will land dwellers such as bats and reptiles. Trees that have to be felled and are home to bats are treated with particular care. The bats are relocated and resettled in specially installed bat boxes. Dice snakes are also getting somewhere new to live in piles of stones.
Ecological site management is in place for the official implementation of the project.