Model studies of the Vistula River


The objective of the model studies was developing the concept of obtaining, at this section of the Vistula, a depth of at least 2 m with medium-low water (SN) and minimum class IV of navigability.

For the preparation of data, it is necessary to develop:

  • physical and numerical modeling of selected water stages – study of erosion processes;
  • numerical modeling of the entire lower section of the Vistula River for the proposed variants of the Lower Vistula cascade.



  • Development of concepts providing: minimum class IV navigability, flood protection, provision of winter flood protection, provision of safety of the Wloclawek barrage.
  • Performance of (physical and numerical) model tests of the operation of barrages with high and low damming;
  • Development of assumptions for the construction of barrages on the Lower Vistula;
  • Development of concept of the recommended solution;
  • Performing technical, financial, environmental and multi-criteria analysis;
  • Information materials;
  • Photographic documentation;
  • Conference summarizing the project implementation.
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Project on map


Analysis of the adaptation of the Vistula River on the section from Włocławek to the the Gulf of Gdańsk to the large and small cascade – model studies


The State Water Holding Polish Waters - Regional Water Management Authority in Gdańsk


To carry out research on a physical model of a high-grade stage, a section of the Vistula river was selected in km 704.38 - 711.38 with the location of the barrage in Siarzewo at km 706.38. A section of the Vistula river at km 854 - 861 (Nowe) was selected for research on the physical model of the low-fall grade. As a model of the bypass channel, the route running along the right bank of the river was selected - for the location of the Siarzewo barrage.

Time frame

2017 - 2018