- Wattenbach (Inn River)
river_name = Wattenbach or Wattenerbach
origin = near
Inn Rivernear Wattens
length = 17 km
The "Wattenbach or Wattener brook" has its origin before the
Tuxer Alpenand flows from the Lizum almost straight from South to North though the Watten Valley. After 17 kilometres it merges near Wattenswith the Inn River.
Until the brook reaches
Wattensthe water has Grade A quality. The small village Wattenberg diverts their wastewater into the sewage works of the village "Fritzens". The water of the Wattenbach is used for Swarovskiand Watten paper. Although the water is cleaned through several sewage treatment plants the Inn River suffers from the polluted water. Only the heavy metal pollution could be reduced strongly. Several constructed defence structures have also successfully been avoiding high water.
Nine power plants use the water furthermore intensively and the water also is used by industry facilities. Therefore sometimes very little water runs and the brook is threatened by
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