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Vah & Nyitra Rivers | Slowakia: Characteristics & Overview
Rating of waterway
|Length of waterway:||250 km|
|Number of locks:||8|
|Lock dimensions:||70.00 x 9.00|
|Max. depth:||1.60||Max. headroom:||7.00|
|Degree of difficulty:||Demanding|
|Requirements:||Boating license essential|
|Character of waterway:||no rating|
|Profile of waterway:||Not navigable all through|
|Facilities groundside:||Hardly existent|
Waterway has access to:Aire and Calder Navigation | England
River Vah (Waag)
is not really navigable. Coming from the Danube, one stands after 52 km in front of the weir of Neded which doesn’t have a lock. From the Town of Hlohowec, the river is till Zilina accompanied by a canal with quite a few electric power stations. Most of them even with a lock but they are not working. But there are always small stretches in between which are navigable. Above of Nove Mesto nad Vahom (town on the Vah) navigation has definitely an end since the remaining 5 weirs to Ziloina have no locks.
This river used to have a connection on its underflow from the Vah at Kolárovo to Nove Zámky. As from there the Nyitra was then navigable until above Preselany. Between the town of Nitra and the water reservoir are still 4 locks, none of them is working.