(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Environmental change, hydromorphological reference conditions and the restoration of Polish Carpathian rivers

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Inst. of Nature Conservation, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków, POLOGNE
(2) Inst. of Geography, Pedagogical Univ., Kraków, POLOGNE
(3) Dep. of Hydraulic Engineering and Geotechnique, Agriculture Univ., Kraków, POLOGNE


Environmental changes that took place in the catchments of Carpathian rivers during the twentieth century invalidate the historical state of the rivers as reference for their restoration. This is illustrated by a change from bar-braided to island-braided channel pattern that occurred in the past century in unmanaged sections of the Czarny Dunajec in response to a reduction in flow and sediment dynamics of the river. The AA. indicate that reference conditions should be defined as those which exist or would exist under present environmental conditions in the catchment but without human influence on the channel, riparian zone and floodplain of the river which is to be restored. This assumption was tested through the evaluation of hydromorphological river quality of the Czarny Dunajec according to the European Standard EN-14614. The evaluation confirmed a high-status hydromorphological quality in an unmanaged channel section, which can thus be used as a reference for restoration of impacted river sections


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 37, no11 [pp. 1213-1226]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 9 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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