Case study: Relocation of dike, Alte Süderelbe, Hamburg (20th c.)

Description of the application

Relocation of the dike line to the Lower Elbe with the inclusion of Altenwerder and Finkenwerder and dike connection at the Alte Süderelbe. Severe damages to the dikes along the old Süderelbe made the construction neccessary.

Implementation cost

Estimated financial cost for the implementation of the measures, given as a cost range.

Flood management measure

Which flood management measures have been applied? Multiple measures may be specified.


Country in which the application (case study) is located. In case of a transboundary application multiple countries are specified.

Responsible authority level

Level of Responsible Authority.

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