Welcome to www.hydromod.de/lake-jewel
On behalf of the Hanseatic City Lübeck – Department
for Environmental Protection – HYDROMOD examined the two
lakes Krähen- and Mühlenteich located close to the city
centre. This webpage aims at
presenting the different works
of HYDROMOD carried out within
the Interreg-project "Lakes – Jewels
in the Landscape"
. It is part of the project
water is unique, because
no river and no lake is
equal to others. This of course counts also for artificial
and man made waters
like reservoirs, communal
lakes and ponds, river
enlargements, harbour basins, channels or large public swimming
the incidence of light,
the landscape and its orography cause specific, location depending
Numerous factors (e.g.
sediment transport, the growth of algae, etc) continuously
are changing the interaction
between parameters and
swimming bath in the Krähenteich
Factors like water quality, which are depending on these parameters,
can be monitored – of course with limitations - by standardised
measuring and sampling systems.
But even the application of standard
devices and systems demands for a continuous adjustment, to avoid
misleading information which may
result in severe failures with
regard to recommendations and actions.
However, to gain high quality results concerning the actual state
of the lakes and to produce secure hydrophysical forecasts about
their future developments it is absolutely necessary to apply specifically
adapted model systems. This especially is significant in cases
when prog-nostic simulations on future modifications (e.g. to improve
the environmental situation of the lakes) are carried out.
Modern model systems like “OPMOD-Lake” are able to
reproduce nature in the computer.
That’s why models are indispensable
for the simulation of different
scenarios or the optimisation of lake regulating measures. Their
early application helps to save
costs caused by unex-pected
technical amendments. Prognostic simulation models provide the
opportunity to study modifications and their
effects virtually without any practical
Exactly such models and their
successful application are
belonging since decades to
the major topics of HYDROMOD.
Founded in 1987 the consulting company covers
the fields of oceanography,
hydrography, hydrology and
limnology. HYDROMOD’s models
are able to provide detailed
information and prognoses
with regard to water levels, currents, salinity
and temperature as well as
to processes like transport,
mixing, dispersion, turbulence,
sedimentation and erosion.