2/21/2020 5:40 PM
Shallow sections in the Wachau area (river-km 2038.0 to 1998.0)
Shallow section Area (river-km) min. depth marked fairway (dm) min. depth deep channel* (dm) Forecast min. depth deep channel* (dm) Area map incl. deep channel Date of sounding
from to 24h 48h 72h
Furt Weißenkirchen 2014.6 2013.5 35.2 35.2 35.3 35.7 n/a PDF: http://www.doris.bmvit.gv.at/fileadmin/doris_iframe/furten/Furt Weissenkirchen.pdf 1/21/2020
 
Shallow sections east of Vienna (river-km 1921.0 to 1872.7)
Shallow section Area (river-km) min. depth marked fairway (dm) min. depth deep channel* (dm) Forecast min. depth deep channel* (dm) Area map incl. deep channel Date of sounding
from to 24h 48h 72h
Furt Lobau 1917.3 1916.3 33.9 36.9 36.6 36.6 n/a PDF: http://www.doris.bmvit.gv.at/fileadmin/doris_iframe/furten/Furt Lobau.pdf 2/12/2020
Furt Zahnetgrund 1916.1 1915.5 33.9 35.9 35.6 35.6 n/a PDF: http://www.doris.bmvit.gv.at/fileadmin/doris_iframe/furten/Furt Zahnetgrund.pdf 2/11/2020
Haufenrand Orth rechts 1901.9 1901.1 31.9 40.9 40.6 40.6 n/a PDF: http://www.doris.bmvit.gv.at/fileadmin/doris_iframe/furten/Haufenrand Orth rechts.pdf 2/13/2020
Furt Regelsbrunn 1899.0 1897.8 28.9 36.9 36.6 36.6 n/a PDF: http://www.doris.bmvit.gv.at/fileadmin/doris_iframe/furten/Furt Regelsbrunn.pdf 2/13/2020
Furt Rote Werd 1897.2 1895.9 31.9 35.9 35.6 35.6 n/a PDF: http://www.doris.bmvit.gv.at/fileadmin/doris_iframe/furten/Furt Rote Werd.pdf 1/14/2020
Furt Hainburg 1885.0 1883.9 32.9 31.9 31.6 31.6 n/a PDF: http://www.doris.bmvit.gv.at/fileadmin/doris_iframe/furten/Furt Hainburg.pdf 2/13/2020
Furt Wendeplatz Theben 1879.8 1879.0 31.2 33.2 n/a n/a n/a PDF: http://www.doris.bmvit.gv.at/fileadmin/doris_iframe/furten/Furt Wendeplatz Theben.pdf 2/13/2020
 
Entrance sections public ports
Port Area (river-km) min. depth fairway (dm) Area map Date of sounding
from to left center right
Hafen Freudenau 1920.2 1920.2 24.9 32.9 32.9 PDF: http://www.doris.bmvit.gv.at/fileadmin/doris_iframe/furten/Hafen Freudenau.pdf 12/19/2019
Hafen Albern 1918.5 1918.5 30.9 31.9 28.9 PDF: http://www.doris.bmvit.gv.at/fileadmin/doris_iframe/furten/Hafen Albern.pdf 12/18/2019
Hafen Lobau 1916.8 1916.8 27.9 31.9 33.9 PDF: http://www.doris.bmvit.gv.at/fileadmin/doris_iframe/furten/Hafen Lobau.pdf 12/18/2019
 

* "Deep channel" refers to that area of the marked fairway which has the width required for a 4-unit convoy travelling downstream. The respective width of the fairway is dependent on the river bend radii involved. Accordingly, passing and overtaking within the confines of the deep channel is generally not possible. When necessary, and in accordance with Articles 6.04, 6.05 and 6.10 of the Waterway Traffic Act, vessels should wait at a suitable location until it is possible to proceed through a shallow area using the deep channel of the main fairway.

Information on the course of the deep channel is available in the area map for the respective shallow section. The course of the fairway is indicated by buoyage and marking.

The published minimum fairway depths are calculated on the basis of hourly available water levels at the respective reference gauging station and are thus updated on an hourly basis. Information concerning the respective reference gauge is available in the area map for the shallow section (PDF).

At shallow sections in the free-flowing Danube of the Wachau valley and east of Vienna water depths are monitored on a monthly basis. As the riverbed in free-flowing sections of the river is constantly changing, the data provided relating to water depths should be regarded purely as a snapshot of current conditions. No liability can therefore be assumed for their accuracy at the time of the request for information. Shallow sections in which dredging measures are currently performed are indicated in the list above by a dredger symbol and identified by corresponding waterway signs and marking on site. Additional information can be obtained from the Notices to Skippers (NtS) currently in force.

Furthermore, please note that the provided forecast for fairway depth in the deep channel at shallow sections is to be considered as a service for navigation during low water periods only. In periods of medium or high water levels no forecast for fairway depths will be published. Information concerning water levels in periods of high water can be accessed on the websites of the hydrological services in Lower Austria and Upper Austria.

Accuracy of forecasts: The 24h forecasts have an accuracy of +/- 10cm and a probability of about 80%. Neither viadonau nor any other data supplier shall be liable for the accuracy of the data provided.

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