Spöl water saved was used for an experiment in the Inn
Since the Spöl in the Swiss National Park was contaminated with cancer-causing PCBs, less water has been discharged into the stream from the Engadine power plants. The amount of water saved is now to be used for a hydrological experiment in the Inn.
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The water saved in the Spöl stream in the Swiss National Park after PCB contamination is to be used for a hydrological experiment in the Inn. (archive image)
As reported by the regional journal Graubünden from Radio SRF on Thursday evening, artificial floods in the Inn between S-Chanf and Zernez are intended to find out how much water is needed to flush out buried river sectors again. Debris flows regularly occur in the river section concerned, filling the river bed with sediment.
The Federal Office of Energy announced an order in the Bündner Kantonsamtsblatt that would oblige the Engadine power plants to provide the water. The decision can be appealed until mid-February.