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The Störsperrwerk was put into operation in 1975 and since then has not only preserved the Wilstermarsch before several storm surges. In total, the building at the mouth of the fault protects 33,000 hectares of land from the floods of the North Sea.
March 21, 2019
The Stör barrage has been protecting around 33,000 hectares of land, including the city of Itzehoe, from storm surges in the North Sea since 1975. The Stör is the largest tributary of the Elbe in Schleswig-Holstein. In the lower reaches of Kellinghusen up to its mouth it is a shipping lane and is subject to the influence of the tide. The gates are closed in the event of a storm surge. Normally, the water can flow in and out of the tide unhindered. If the water level of the Elbe rises to 2.50 m above sea level during a storm surge (normal height zero = height of sea level), the gates and segments of the barrage are closed until the tide subsides and the water levels in the Elbe and Stör are adjusted again . By May 2014, 906 storm surges had been repelled.schleswig-holstein.de/DE/Landesregierung/LKN/Service/Downloads/faltblattStoersperrwerk.pdf?__blob=publicationFile&v=2
July 1, 2021
The barrier was built from 1971 to 1975 in the wake of the 1962 storm surge to protect against storm surges. A new muzzle was dug north of the old one. The old estuary is now used as a port. The federal road 431 runs over the barrier, which connects the Wilstermarsch with the Krempermarsch.de.wikipedia.org/wiki/St%C3%B6rsperrwerk
June 4, 2020
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