Take care when relaxing by the Old Aare

In fine weather the 8.3 kilometer stretch of the Old Aare between the Winznau weir and the confluence of the downstream canal at Schönenwerd/Niedergösgen in the canton of Solothurn is a popular leisure destination. Alpiq wishes to point out the danger of a rapid rise in the water level in the event of a fault in the power plant.

Alpiq therefore advises against lingering on islands which are easy to access when the water level is low. Moreover, if you stay for any length of time on the bank of the Old Aare it is important to ensure in advance a rapid retreat to higher ground at short notice. 46 warning notices along the entire section between Winznau and Niedergösgen alert the public to the danger of a possible rise in the water level.