THE ROTHSEE - ITS HISTORY AND OTHER INFORMATION
Veröffentlicht am 03.04.2013
Creation of the Rothsee While the south of Bavaria has a rich and balanced water supply, unfavourable geological conditions and low rainfall led to water shortages in northern Bavaria. A trans-regional water management system from the Danube to the Main river area has been developed in recent decades in order to counterbalance these differences.
Water compensation is achieved in two independent ways:
Transfer of water from the Danube via the Main-Danube Canal to the Rothsee main dam as temporary storage (125 million cubic meters per year)
Transfer of Altmuehl water over the Altmuehlsee and Brombachsee (25 million cubic meters per year)
Additional to the water management improvements, the new lakes also provided the basis for recreation and tourism in the newly formed Lake District.
16th July 1970
The Bavarian Parliament gives go ahead for construction to enable the transfer of water from the Atlmuehl and Danube rivers into the Regnitz-Main catchment area
18th October 1975
Establishment of the joint management authority – “Zweckverband Rothsee” including the members
Construction of the Rothsee upper and main dam and the relocation of displaced residents from the villages Hasenbruck and Fischhof which were sunk beneath the Rothsee.
The flooding of the main Rothsee lake is completed.