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Triesting

Triesting
TriestingBerndorf.jpg
The Triesting near Berndorf (with St. Margaret's Church)
Location
CountryAustria
StateLower Austria
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationEast of the Klammhöhe [de], northwest of Kaumberg in the Vienna Woods
 ⁃ coordinates48°04′06″N 15°52′20″E / 48.06833°N 15.87222°E / 48.06833; 15.87222
 ⁃ elevation618 m (AA)
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
Near Achau into the Schwechat
 ⁃ coordinates
48°04′52″N 16°23′57″E / 48.08111°N 16.39917°E / 48.08111; 16.39917
 ⁃ elevation
172 m (AA)
Length63.5 km (39.5 mi) [1]
Basin features
ProgressionSchwechatDanubeBlack Sea
Landmarks
Tributaries 
 ⁃ rightFurther Bach [ceb; sv]

The Triesting is a river of Lower Austria, in the southeastern part of the Vienna Woods.

The Triesing has a length of 63 km (39 mi). It discharges into the smaller Schwechat at Achau and is part of the catchment area of the River Danube.

Floods

  • 1846[2]
  • July 1882
  • May 1940
  • July 1944
  • July 1966
  • July 1991 (flood wave only in the upper reaches)
  • August 1997
  • June 2002

The floods of 1944 were the worst ever in the Triesting valley. On 4 July 1944, there were severe floods, following heavy cloudbursts over the upper Triesting valley, in the vicinity of the Schöpfl mountain and in the Further valley. The narrow neck of the valley above Pottenstein was blocked by driftwood and the Fahrafeld Basin turned into a dammed lake. The dam broke and floodwaters up to 2 metres high surged through the valley. In the whole valley 188 people lost their lives, "the majority being foreign workers".[3][A 1][2]

References

  1. ^ Niederösterreich Atlas (Lower Austria)
  2. ^ a b Helene Schießl, Erwin Schindler: Berndorfer Gemeindechronik, herausgegeben aus Anlass 100 Jahre Stadt Berndorf. Ed.: Stadtgemeinde Berndorf. pp. 24ff
  3. ^ Walter Rieck: Kulturgeographie des Triestingtales. p. 150

Sources

  • Rieck, Walter (1957). Kulturgeographie des Triestingtales. Vienna, Univ., Diss.[1]

External links

Remarks

  1. ^ The lower Triesting valley, in particular, was a centre of the armaments industry, in which a considerable number of foreign workers were used to replace those liable for military wartime service. The majority of foreigners used for this work were slave labourers: POWs of various nationalities, "transferees" from the East and the Balkans, "which had been occupied during the war by the German Wehrmacht" (Rieck, p. 147).