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The inland waterway link between lower Wisla and Elblag as well as Kanal Elblaski


River Nogat & Vistula Elblaski | Poland: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 45 km
Number of locks: 4
Lock dimensions: 57.00 x 7.50
Max. depth: 2.00
Max. headroom: 5.00
Degree of difficulty: Some experience is an advantage
Requirements: Boating license essential
Character of waterway: old waterway, to be rediscovered
Profile of waterway: Commercial traffic and tourism
Facilities groundside: Not sufficiant

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Waterway has access to:

Elblaski Canal | Oberländer Kanal (Oberländischer Kanal) | Kanal Ilawa | Poland
Vistula (Wisla) River, from Gdansk to Bydgoszcz (Bromberg) | Poland
Baltic Sea

Nogat
arises at Praputy, turns then westward before turning again, to the north. At Biala Goro, the river gets so closed to the Wisla (Vistula) that a connection was dug and there is now access to the Wisla over the lock of Biala Goro.
Due to this access, there is a connection from the Wizla to the Vistula Lagoon over canal Jagiellonski to River Elblag at the town of
Elblag. Over this, one gets downstream also to the Vistula Lagoon and upstream into LakeDrizno and then, on Elblaski canal, to Ostrova.

Wisla of Königsberg (Kaliningrad)
Dunes of inland bay bar of Danzig, didn’t allow River Wisla a direct way to the Baltic Sea, it split in two arms short 10 km south of the coast. Wisla of Danzig turned left and has its mouth to the sea a bit westward. The Wisla of Königsberg chose the much longer way to the east and flows into the Frische Haff (Vistula lagoon).  
After the direct breakthrough of Wisla to the Baltic Sea, Wisla of Danzig silted up bit by bit, Wisla of Königsberg assures, next to Nogat, still access to Elblag and Oberländer Kanal.