The impact on environment will only be minimal, as the place of realization is not close to permanently inhabited human settlements. The focus of the works will be to carry out pilot measures for rehabilitation dredging and enhanced navigation in the area of Hrušov reservoir.

The Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic represents the position, that the proper preparation of the study with cooperation of responsible nature protection authorities may have a positive impact not only on the fairway but as well on the habitats in the Hrušov reservoir.

illustration photography from the Danube ecosystem

State Nature Protection of the Slovak Republic as an authority responsible for monitoring Natura 2000 sites has stated, that the locality of Hrušov reservoir is a significant territory for nesting and wintering of water birds. Nevertheless, by incorporation of recommendations and requirements of the Stat Nature Protection of the Slovak Republic into preparation and implementation of project activities, these will minimize potential negative impacts to the subjects of protection of the Protected Bird Territory Dunajské luhy. In cooperation with the State Nature Protection of the Slovak Republic, the sediments deposition implementation may create new secondary biotopes for water birds, but also for animal species.

illustration photography from the Danube ecosystem

The Water Research Institute Bratislava as the main water research authority assigned by the Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic with competence to review significance of environmental impacts of new development projects on status of bodies of surface water and on status of bodies of groundwater with respect to achieving the environmental objectives has assessed the project of Danube Rehabilitation Measures and after the expert review present the statement, that there is an expectation that the project will create more favorable conditions for sediments deposition in the Hrušov reservoir through the water flow improvement in the reservoir, what may lead, in the future, to decreased need for sediment removal particularly in terms of their quantity and subsequently also to improvement of the ecological potential.