Geographia Polonica (1997) vol. 68

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Hydrological consequences of human action in the Łęczna-Włodawa Lake Region

Tadeusz Wilgat, Bronisław Janiec, Zdzisław Michalczyk, Marek Turczyński

Geographia Polonica (1997) vol. 68, pp. 117-147

Abstract

An attempt was made to define the character and dynamics of hydrographicalchanges in the Łęczna-Włodawa Lake Region. They have been influenced notonly by agricultural land use, but also by the building of the Wieprza-Krzna canal andthe drainage system connected with it, by rapid development of tourism, and by coalmining. Cartographic materials, hydrometrie data, and field work carried out from thebeginning of the 50's by research workers of the Department of Hydrography, MariaCurie-Sklodowska University, were a basis for these studies.

Keywords: anthropopressure, water management, water quality, environmental protection, Polesie Lubelskie region, Eastern Poland

Tadeusz Wilgat, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin
Bronisław Janiec, Institute of Earth Sciences, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin. Poland