Restauration of Odense Å at the Dalum Paper Factory

LIFE/Odense Kommune are improving the faunapassage in Odens Å at the location of Dalum Paper Factory.

The waterway will be changed from a dammed up artificial waterway to a natural flowing waterway with currents and varied physical features.

There is special focus on creating favorable conditions for the Thick Shelled River Mussel. An endangered species in both Denmark and the rest of Europe.

The railway bridge with the built – in dam The existing basin is placed in the middle of the watercourse

Se more pictures here


Watch a video about the Thicked Shelled River Mussel

…and how the females secure the next generation.

Watch a video about the restoration i Odense Å

Watch a video about Odense Å after the restoration

UC Life Denmark

This project – LIFE 15 NAT/DK/000948 UC Life Denmark – is partially funded by the LIFE-programme under the EU-Commission.
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