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Document title

Fluvial geomorphology of the Kupa River drainage basin, Croatia: A perspective of its application in river management and pollution studies

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

FRANČIŠKOVIČ-BILINSKI S. (1) ; BHATTACHARYA A.K. (2) ; BILINSKI H. (1) ; BHATTACHARYA B.D. (2) ; MITRA A. (2) ; SARKAR S.K. (2) ;
(1) Inst. Ruđer Bošković, Division for marine and environmental research, Zagreb, CROATIE
(2) Dep. of Marine Science, Calcutta Univ., Kolkata, INDE

Abstract

The AA. describe the geomorphology, tectonic setting, lithological framework and granulometric properties of the transboundary Kupa River basin. The generally meandering, east to west running course of the Kupa River starts from a karstic spring in the mountainous region and flows down to the plains with braided channels. During the summer months, this potentially resourceful river is getting locally moribund and arrested within its course due to fall of river level and extremely uneven bed level configuration along both transverse and longitudinal profiles of the river. Influx of pollutants and their restricted circulation in many places have led to severe eutrophication. Human interference has further caused modifications to the morphology, morphodynamics and grain size characteristics of the river channel. Contamination from barite mine tailings, agriculture, industries and sewage waters has attained an alarming state on some stretches

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie / ISSN 0372-8854 / CODEN ZGMPAG

Editor : Gebruder Borntraeger, Stuttgart - ALLEMAGNE (1925)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 56, no1 [pp. 93-119]

Bibliographic references : 53 ref.

Collation : 10 fig., 3 tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 8829

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1127/0372-8854/2011/0056

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