Wave action

Unprotected sites can be seriously eroded by wave action. Its causes are varied: disappearance of the protective reed belts, increased water traffic and the artificial adjustment of the lake levels or even just inclement weather conditions like storms.

Protection measures must be put in place where archaeological layers are still present. There is the option to physically protecting threatened sites by covering them with specially modified textiles and gravel deposits or by erecting wooden fences in order to prevent the disappearance of the reed belts.