Storage lakes on the lower Inn

Country/territory: Austria

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2009)
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Area: 1,699 ha

BirdLife Austria

Site description
The four storage lakes were built between 1938-1961 along the River Inn. High rates of sedimentation have allowed rapid colonization of water-fringe vegetation, especially reedbeds (Phragmites), and alluvial woodland, dominated by willow Salix. When water-levels are low, large areas of mudflats are exposed.

Key biodiversity
An important site for breeding waterbirds and passage waders. The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds, on a regular basis.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Storage lakes on the lower Inn. Downloaded from on 28/01/2023.