Šárovo kolo will be completely changed

It has taken many months but the wait has been worth it. At the end of 2017, another construction for tens of millions of crowns was launched in Radotín with the handover of the building site. All the building work will then take place in the spring of 2018. As well as improving people’s comfort, it will also provide better flood protection.

The drought for the past four years has been deceiving people in Central Europe and has made them complacent. In recent years the Berounka has been more like a large stream than a major Czech river. But as we know from 2002 and 2013, all it takes is a few weeks of heavy rain and then we are overwhelmed with problems. The stream becomes a torrent that destroys everything within reach...

One of the most affected areas in Radotín during both those floods was Šárovo kolo. Whilst elsewhere the problem is with buildings being flooded, here the force of the water mass in the right-handed river bend is most destructive - until now only an old clay embankment with unsecured approaches on to properties stood in its way. But this will change radically in the months to come.

“After long negotiations with representatives of Prague City we have managed to resolve the very complicated means of financing,” Mayor Mgr. Karel Hanzlík explains the delay in starting the project. “The construction involves a new sewerage system, the renewal of the water pipeline, the widening of the road, a brand new footpath and especially flood protection measures.” The last item mentioned is key because solving what are known as the dynamic effects of flooding (basically mitigating the onslaught and the consequences of the flood) was the primary impetus. All the other parts were then wrapped around it in an effort to build a single structure and to do it all at once.

Šárovo kolo, 24.1.2018
Šárovo kolo, 24 January 2018

“The last transfer of funds for the construction amounting to 49 million CZK, excluding VAT, was approved by Prague City Council last month, in November,”
adds the mayor of Radotín. At the same time, on the basis of a combined investment by the city district and Pražská vodohospodářská společnost a.s. there was a tender for the contractor for the entire construction, which was won by Čermák a Hrachovec a.s.

Other flood prevention measures are being prepared by Prague 16 City District for the Rymáně area, but first of all the purchase of land for the planned flood embankment needs to be resolved. The second round of negotiations with their owners continues. 

Zveřejněno: 25.01.2018 – Jana Hejrová, DiS. ; Přečteno 1119 x