Wienerwaldsee

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Wienerwaldsee
Wienerwaldsee1.jpg
A view over the reservoir
Coordinates 48°10′50″N 16°7′13″E / 48.18056°N 16.12028°E / 48.18056; 16.12028Coordinates: 48°10′50″N 16°7′13″E / 48.18056°N 16.12028°E / 48.18056; 16.12028
Primary inflows The Wien, Wolfsgrabenbach
Primary outflows The Wien
Basin countries Austria
Max. length 1.4 km (0.87 mi)
Max. width 0.8 km (0.50 mi)
Surface area 0.32 km2 (0.12 sq mi)
Surface elevation 298 m (978 ft)

The Wienerwaldsee (English:Vienna Forest Lake) is a shallow reservoir, located 20 kilometres west of Vienna, Austria.

It is located just north of Austria's main motorway, the West Autobahn, between Tullnerbach and Neu-Purkersdorf. It was created over three years, 1895–1897, by damming the Wienfluss (The Wien) and letting it fill the valley behind. The area around the lake is a nature conservation area. On the northern shore, near the weir, stands the statue of Wilhelm Kress. He was an early pioneer of seaplanes and during testing one of his prototypes sank without trace after hitting debris on the surface. The long distance Westbahn (Western Railway) runs along the northern shore of the lake.

Gallery[edit]

Panorama of the Wienerwaldsees; seen from the North-East bank


Panorama of the Wienerwaldsees; seen from the Beerwart

References[edit]

  • Ulrike Volk, Standsicherheitsbeurteilung des Staudammes "Wienerwaldsee", Hochschulschrift, Universität für Bodenkultur, Wien, Diplom-Arbeit (2000)
  • Zisser, Georg, Versuche zur Direktfiltration des Wassers aus dem Wienerwaldsee - Großtechnische Versuche über die Anwendung von Flockungshilfsmitteln in der Flockungseinrichtung des Wientalwasserwerks, Hochschulschrift, Universität für Bodenkultur, Wien, Diplom-Arbeit (1975)