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The lonesome river across the Biebrza national park


Biebrza River | Poland: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 40 km
Lock dimensions: 41.00 x 4.70
Max. depth: 0.90
Max. headroom: 3.50
Degree of difficulty: Demanding
Requirements: no rating
Character of waterway: back to nature, Waterway in reclusion, an adventure
Profile of waterway: Hardly ever used
Facilities groundside: Hardly existent

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Waterway has access to:

Augustowski Canal | Poland
Narew River | Poland

River Biebrza
is the short connection across the natural park from the
Narew to the Augustowski canal. This waterway used to go from the Weichsel at Warsaw over the Neman (Nemunas) in Balarus and had there access to the Baltic Sea and over the river Schara and the Oginski canal to the Dnepr. Goniadz is the only place offering a minimum of infrastructures.

It’s somehow presumptuous to call this strongly meandering river, passing huge nature protected fens, as navigable. Every few years’ politician’s promise to connect the Augustowski canal again with Nemous in Lithuania and at the same time, make Biebrza navigable again…