The Inn River

The water of the Inn travels around 517 km from its source at the Maloja Pass in the Swiss canton of Grisons to its confluence with the Danube near Passau. This makes the Inn the longest Alpine river.

The Inn is the energy source for VERBUND's hydropower plants in Bavaria. Its water provides huge amounts of clean electricity from renewable hydropower. This lightens the load on the climate and the environment. The backwater area between Rosenheim and Feldkirchen features numerous conservation areas and biotopes.

The possibilities for the renaturation of a large river like the Inn are therefore very limited. Attempts are therefore made to create as many alternative habitats for aquatic organisms as possible, in order to be able to replicate as many habitat requirements in the main river, floodplain waterbodies or bypass waterbodies as possible. More information on the measures can be found on the website of the Federal Environment Agency (German only).

Current information on the Inn water levels

Information about inflows and flood warnings on the Danube and its tributaries can be found on the sites of the Water Level News Service Bavaria and the Office of the Upper Austrian Provincial Government:

Flood Information Water Level News Service Bavaria

Hydrographic Service Upper Austria

 

Our power plants on the Inn

Output Annual generation Initial operation Region Bodies of water Turbines
100 MW 550.000 MWh 1954 Germany, Bavaria Inn Kaplan
84 MW 485.000 MWh 1944 Germany, Bavaria Inn Kaplan
72 MW 434.000 MWh 194  Germany, Bavaria Inn Kaplan
38 MW 204.063 MWh 1970 Germany, Bavaria Inn Kaplan
25 MW 125.640 MWh 1938 Germany, Bavaria Inn Kaplan
5 MW 43.600 MWh 2013 Germany, Bavaria Inn Kaplan
89 MW 414.300 MWh - Austria , Tirol Inn
1 MW 1.100 MWh 1924 Germany, Bavaria Inn Francis
5 MW 29.100 MWh 2004 Germany, Bavaria Inn Kaplan
26 MW 159.400 MWh 1951 Germany, Bavaria Inn Kaplan
48 MW 245.800 MWh 1982 Germany, Bavaria Inn Kaplan
60 MW 268.000 MWh 1992 Germany, Bavaria Inn Kaplan
86 MW 504.700 MWh 1966 Germany, Bavaria Inn Kaplan
19 MW 128.400 MWh 1977 Germany, Bavaria Inn Kaplan
35 MW 179.577 MWh 1960 Germany, Bavaria Inn Kaplan
96 MW 541.800 MWh 1966 Germany, Bavaria Inn Kaplan
23 MW 136.430 MWh 1955 Germany, Bavaria Inn Kaplan
25 MW 150.487 MWh 1938 Germany, Bavaria Inn Kaplan
85 MW 564.600 MWh 1924 Germany, Bavaria Inn Francis
24 MW 122.881 MWh 1938 Germany, Bavaria Inn Kaplan
5 MW 42.900 MWh 2009 Germany, Bavaria Inn Kaplan

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