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  Elbe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Elbe Seitenkanal (Elbe Lateral Canal) was built between the Mittellandkanal and the lower Elbe to restore this connection.
The Romans knew the river as the Albis; however, they only attempted once to move the Eastern border of their empire forward from the Rhine to the Elbe, and this attempt failed in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 AD, after which they never seriously tried again.
Elbe and not Vltava, since upstream from the confluence the Vltava is longer and has a larger drainage basin.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Elbe_River   (815 words)

 World Rivers Review, December 1996
River activists in Europe have defeated a scheme of navigation dams proposed for the Elbe River, and convinced the German government to instead improve existing navigation channels, thus leaving the river unharmed.
The river had been badly polluted by East Germany's heavy chemical industries (the huge "Kombinats" which disgraced the land), but the riparian ecosystem was surprisingly intact, because urbanization along the river was minimized by its status as a dangerous border zone.
The Elbe is one of the longest rivers of Europe.
www.irn.org /pubs/wrr/9612/elbe.html   (657 words)

 Elbe - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The chief tributaries of the Elbe are the Vltava, Mulde, Saale, and Havel rivers.
A canal system connects the Elbe with Berlin and the Oder River (to the east); with the Ruhr region and the Weser and Rhine rivers (to the west); and with the Baltic Sea (to the north).
Known as the Albis to the Romans, the river marked the farthest Roman advance into Germany (9 BC) and was later the eastern limit of Charlemagne's conquests.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-elbe.html   (417 words)

 Elbe River Basin - UNEP/DEWA~Europe > Publication > Freshwater in Europe
The Elbe and its tributaries are mostly used for obtaining drinking water and water for industrial or irrigation purposes.
The upper Elbe River in the Czech Republic is characterized by many regulation measures taken from 1904 to 1976.
For a distance of 170 km (from Pardubice to Usti and Labem) the Elbe is a canalized river with 24 weirs and sluices.
www.grid.unep.ch /product/publication/freshwater_europe/elbe.php   (849 words)

 Corporate Culture | Behind the scenes | Living Elbe
Even in the river´s upper reaches in the Czech Republic, chemical manufacturers that still pump their effluent into the river are first treating it in purification plants.
At the bend in the river nicknamed the Evil Place near the small town of Lenzen in Brandenburg, thousands of sandbags lying on the dike bear silent witness to the Herculean efforts of the hundreds of volunteers who saved the local population from the flood waters.
The mouth of the Elbe is where the adult salmon collect to start their arduous journey back to the streams where they were born.
www.guj.de /en/kultur/kulissen/lebendige_elbe.php4   (1128 words)

 hamburg.de - Sightseeing - Alter Elbtunnel - "Old River Elbe Tunnel"
This first underground crossing of the river Elbe was built between 1907 and 1911 with the shield tunneling method.
The main purpose of "River Elbe Tunnel" was to provide Hamburg's port and shipyard workers with a better and faster access to their workplaces on the Elbe island of Steinwerder.
The then new Elbe River Bridges, which had been put into service in 1889, lay in the east, too far away from the city in order to be a viable alternative.
www.international.hamburg.de /artikel.do?cid=6370104   (438 words)

 GLOWA | Elbe - Global Change in the Hydrological Cycle
The Elbe River Basin (148,268km²) covers large parts of two central European countries, namely the Czech Republic (about 1/3) and Germany (about 2/3), and different geographical regions from middle mountain ranges in the west and south to large flatlands and lowlands in the central, northern and eastern part of the basin.
The devastating flooding in August 2002 and the winter flooding 2002/2003 suddenly brought the Elbe region into the focus of public attention.
As well as climate change scenarios, scenarios for population development and settlement structure, the development of the energy sector, farming policy and land use are included.
www.glowa.org /eng/elbe/elbe_overview.htm   (550 words)

 Elbe River Bike Ride
One might think that a ride should go downstream to take advantage of the slope of the land toward the river's mouth but there isn't a huge drop in elevation, the land is pretty flat and the I was told the wind is generally blowing from the west and will be at my back.
The Elbe was the dividing line between East and West Germany in this area and I was struck by the old lookout tower that was still standing as a memento of the repressive regime that existed for nearly 40 years.
In crossing the Elbe a local cyclist on the ferry asked if I were a Dane but when I told him I was from California he got very excited as he had driven trucks for the US Army near Bremerhaven.
www.sonoma.edu /users/h/hoagland/bike.html   (4507 words)

 Unternehmenskultur | Umweltschutz | Projekt "Lebendige Elbe"
As a publishing house which is closely connected with the River Elbe and which produces magazines and newspapers in Hamburg and Dresden, two cities lying on the Elbe, Gruner + Jahr is committed to this great European river and the people living along its banks.
The river meadows near Dresden are an example of the great importance of the natural and cultural landscape along the river Elbe.
School pupils from the river´s source in the Czech Republic to its mouth in the North Sea are showing a lively interest in its tributaries, checking water quality, drawing up pollution balance sheets and investigating use of the land in the vicinity.
www.guj.de /en/kultur/umweltschutz/lebendige_elbe_projekt.php4   (549 words)

 Elbe - Wikimedia Commons
swampy forest at the Elbe (Hartholzauwald "Elbholz" - Fragment der nat├╝rlichen Vegetation in einer Flussaue)
English: View of the old town of Hitzacker (Elbe) in Lower Saxony, Germany, inundated during the Elbe flood in spring 2006.
English: View of the old town of Hitzacker (Elbe) in Lower Saxony, Germany, inundated during the Elbe flood in spring 2001.
commons.wikimedia.org /wiki/Elbe   (304 words)

Their district covers the area between the "E 3" buoy in the German Bight Light Vessel and the Port of Hamburg, including all ports and berths on the River Elbe.
Hamburg, Brunsbuettel, Cuxhaven and the Seastation "ELBE" nearby the lightbuoy "ELBE".
ELBE is the principal station for all vessels entering the River Elbe.
www.elbe-pilot.de /elobe.htm   (773 words)

The transnational basin of the Elbe River serves as a case study with a detailed investigation of the German part of the Elbe River flood plain.
Hereby, especially the medium-term climate and land use changes in the flood plain are considered at least until the middle of the 21st century.
Based on this, mitigation alternatives in the areas of water management, river training, and spatial planning are conceived and analysed regarding their effectiveness and efficiency.
www.veris-elbe.ioer.de /template-en.php?bereich=projekt   (494 words)

 River Elbe cruises - Prague to Berlin or Potsdam
Europe River Cruises on the Danube, Douro, Rhine, Elbe, Seine, Rhone, in Venice and Russia
As the river continues north-westwards towards Hamburg and the North Sea, the landscape alternates between tranquil meadows and steep slopes covered with vineyards that have been producing wine for more than eight hundred years.
Ports of call on Elbe cruises include Prague with its cultural heritage, Dresden, a glorious treasury of art, Meissen, one of the world's renowned names in porcelain and Wittenberg, where Martin Luther founded the Protestant Reformation.
www.cruisingholidays.co.uk /river/elbe/index.htm   (179 words)

 USATODAY.com - Germans in path of swollen Elbe River evacuate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Several dikes were breached Wednesday on a tributary of the Elbe in the northeast of the state, forcing the evacuation of 37 villages.
In the city of Magdeburg, the water level in the Elbe was slowly dropping, one day after it peaked.
In Hamburg, where the Elbe flows into the North Sea, officials said the city's dikes and harbor, built to withstand heavy sea storms, would withstand high waters coursing down the river that are expected to hit Saturday.
www.usatoday.com /weather/news/2002/2002-08-19-europe-flooding.htm   (832 words)

 EC - JRC - Weather Driven Natural Hazards (WDNH) Action
The Elbe has its spring in the Czech mountains (Riesengebirge) in an altitude of 1386.3 maSL and its river mouth near Cuxhaven (Germany) in the North Sea.
In addition to the EFAS activities for the Elbe, the JRC is supporting the activities and measures in the framework of the "Flood Action Plan" of the IKSE (International Commission for Protection of the River Elbe).
To facilitate the calibration, validation and testing of the LISFLOOD model for the Elbe catchment, first of all the Czech part of the Elbe is evaluated separately from the German part.
natural-hazards.jrc.it /activities_flood_elbecase.html   (805 words)

 Drought halts cargo ships on Germany's Elbe river   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Cargo ship traffic has been brought to a halt on the Elbe river in eastern Germany as dry weather forces down water levels and the authorities said Wednesday that they expect the problem to get worse.
Levels on the Elbe sat at 87 centimetres (34.25 inches), compared to the summer average of 189 centimetres (74.4 inches), and are expected to drop to 65 centimetres (25.6 inches) by Monday, they said.
Water levels are also low on the Rhine river in western Germany and while a tanker carrying 1,500 tonnes of fuel ran aground there on Tuesday, water authorities said it was probably due to navigator error.
www.terradaily.com /2004/040811162831.ceyhfxw5.html   (180 words)

 River Elbe
The deep channel runs close to the northern bank (the Blankenese side), which means that we get some very close views of the ocean going freighters, container vessels, super tankers and cruise liners making their way between the North Sea in the west and Hamburg Harbour in the east.
By the time the river has reached Cuxhaven, where it flows into the North Sea, it is over 14 km (9 miles) wide.
The quality of the Elbe water has been a subject of much concern, but now is also one of the success stories associated with the reunification of Germany.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/mikebailey1/hamburgarea/hh_elbea.htm   (625 words)

 Rhine River History and Maps (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Rhine River, whose name comes from the Celtic word renos, meaning raging flow, begins at the Rheinwaldhorn Glacier in the Swiss Alps and flows north and east approximately 820 miles (1,320 km).
The Rhine begins as a tumultuous Alpine stream churning through deep gorges, and although the river's flow is moderated somewhat as it passes through the Lake of Constance (Bodensee), the river remains a torrent westward to Basel.
At Basel the river turns north and enters the Rhine Graben, a flat-floored rift valley lying between the Vosges Mountains on the west and the Black Forest (Schwarzwald) on the east.
www.rollintl.com.cob-web.org:8888 /roll/rhine.htm   (1918 words)

 Joyce Brooks Travel - Elbe River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
We were to cruise along the Elbe River in Eastern Germany that had recently opened to the public since the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Unfortunately, the river was too low for the ship to navigate.
But we still saw the cities along the river, including Miessen and Dresden, known for porcelain china.
www.joycebrookstravel.com /ElbeRiver/elberiver.htm   (53 words)

 Informationsblatt zum Elbe-DSS (englisch)
The feasibility study will result in recommendations for a pilot study focussing on some selected topics in the Elbe river basin, which could be considered for implementation in a period of three years following the feasibility study.
In a DSS a structured approach towards river basin management is combined with eminent Information Technology (like a Geographic Information System (GIS), numerical models), leading to an instrument that facilitates the processing, analysis and presentation of information.
The feasibility study has shown that it is both useful and feasible to build a DSS for the Elbe river basin.
elise.bafg.de /servlet/is/3524   (850 words)

 Luxury River Cruise on the Elbe.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Luxury River Cruise on the Elbe River, aboard the "MV Katherina" and the " MV Frederic Chopin "
The culture along the banks of the Elbe was formed over hundreds of years by the Kingdom of Saxony, and the passion of its rulers to collect art, building palaces, churches and towns.
Geographically situated in the East of Europe, the Elbe flows from the giant mountains of Saxon Switzerland to the Hanseatic city of Hamburg.
www.fregatatravel.co.uk /cruising/elbe.htm   (361 words)

 Germans Flee Elbe River Flooding
The cut-through connects the river Mulde with the Seelauer lake in hopes of lowering the water level of the river Mulde.Tens of thousands of people were displaced as the Danube and Elbe rivers spilled their banks throughout the week.
The flooded court of the famous Zwinger museum of art is seen in the eastern German town of Dresden on the Elbe river, August 16, 2002.
A tide of debris-laden brown water also submerged other towns on the River Elbe, forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands while volunteers battled to save the center of Dresden, the capital of Saxony 120 miles south of Berlin.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/734628/posts   (1283 words)

 Elbe River Cruises through Easter Europe
The Elbe River is considered the gateway to Eastern Europe.
A cruise along the Elbe river offers views of hilltop castles and medieval towns, contrasted with cosmopolitan cities such as Berlin and Prague.
Choose from this list of Elbe river cruises as well as a selection of cruise-tour packages which include hotel stays and sightseeing before of after your cruise.
www.rivercruisetours.com /europe/ElbeRiver/elbecruiseitinerary.htm   (110 words)

 Elbe-Project / Department of Shallow Lakes and Lowland Rivers
Importance of fluviomorphological structures for the retention and decoposition of particulate organic matter and for the sediment fauna in the River Elbe
Due to channelization works on the River Elbe, fluviomorphological structures as sand bars or flown-through groyne fields are removed, which leads to a morphological and hydrodynamic monotonization of the river channel.
The project is part of a compound research project "Dynamics of organic matter and bioindication in riverine structures of the River Elbe", which is coordinated by this project.
www.igb-berlin.de /abt2/mitarbeiter/pusch/elbeproject.htm   (798 words)

 Castle Palace Hotel Dresden Elbe River Restaurant Saxony Rooms Suites Hotels Waterbed Canopy bed Fireplace ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
From the Elbe river ferry boat to the tramway station "Freystra├če" in Kleinzschachwitz, it's about 700 meters to walk.
The Elbe river park is often the location for circus and vaudeville shows.
The castle on the Elbe river was built between 1720 and 1722 as former summer residence of the kings and queens of Saxony.
www.013-pill.german-castles.biz.cob-web.org:8888   (1523 words)

 Climate Change Postcard: Is Global Warming Drying Up the Elbe River? - International - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News
The Elbe River, which starts in the Czech Republic and meanders through most of Germany, including the cities of Dresden and Hamburg, is one Europe's most important waterways.
Seasonal low waters on the Elbe are threatening the shipping industry along parts of the important river, which runs through Germany and the Czech Republic.
According to Frank Wechsung and his colleagues at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) near Berlin, rain water is no longer filling the river as reliably as it once did -- leaving ships without enough water beneath their keels during the drier summer months.
www.spiegel.de /international/spiegel/0,1518,396127,00.html   (511 words)

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