The Fishcon lock was installed at the Sauer Mühle in Bavaria after a flood damaged parts of the existing hydropower plant at the site and repair work became necessary. 


This is not only the first Fishcon lock in Germany, but also the first system in the new IPE design. The Fishcon lock by the “Rauhen Ebrach” river is designed for fish with a length of up to 70 cm and overcomes a height difference of approx. 2 m in a very small space. It is operated with a flow rate of 100 l/s. 

The first fish migrations are currently being observed at the site with underwater video cameras.

Numbers & Facts

Fish region: Barbel region
Lead fish: Barbel 70 cm
Height difference: 2m
Attraction flow: 100 l/s
Assessment: Planned for 2024
Implementation: Beginning of 2023

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