Selke river basin (river mouth 51°52’22.789”N, 11°13’45.427”E) drains to the Bode river in Germany

Character Description
Largest urban area Harzgerode
Area   463 km2
Inhabitants and administrative organization 33 000 (80 % in urban areas).
Land use 52 % agriculture, 35 % forest
Identified water quality problems (nutrients ) according to WF Directive High N and P levels in the water
Known flooding problems Serious flooding problems in both urban and rural areas.
Other issues to include in win-win dialogues Nature conservation, e.g. citizens’ initiative “Save the Selke Valley in the East Harz” that fights plans to construct a dam arguing that it will destroy a scenic section of the valley that is also important for nature conservation.
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