Hiking Highlight (Segment)
A natural flood plain is characterized by the change between high and low water. Depending on the water level, previously flooded areas are exposed or flooded again, new gutters emerge, which can grow into tributaries, ponds remain, islands grow from sediment that deposits. This change leads to a dynamic that creates a unique diversity in flora and fauna. In the floodplains, 40 percent of all plant species occurring in Switzerland and 80 percent of the species are found.At the end of the 20th century in Switzerland, the realization prevailed that the remaining floodplains must be preserved. Since 1992, the federal ordinance on the protection of floodplain areas of national importance, it comprises about 300 objects or about half a percent of the land area. The Aargau as a "land of the streams" goes even further: originated by a popular initiative, since 1994 there is a constitutional article that calls for the creation of an allotment park on one percent of the cantonal area. Since then, it has been possible to follow how this order will be implemented step by step and that the work is now on the finishing straight.
Qulle: Aargau tourism