Particle distribution and drinking water intake in Lake Biel

This project is a collaboration between APHYS, the Eawag department: Surface Waters – Research and Management and the Geology of University of Bern (

The focus of this research is to understand the spatial structure of the currents and the particle distribution in Lake Biel and to draw conclusions relevant for the location of the drinking water intake for the City of Biel and surroundings.

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