Geographia Polonica (1974) vol. 28

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The retreat of alluvial river banks in the Wisłoka Valley (South Poland)

Kazimierz Klimek

Geographia Polonica (1974) vol. 28, pp. 59-76

Abstract

The banks of the rivers dissecting the northern slope of the Polish West Carpathians and its foreland are being eroded in many places. The young ox-bows found in both the narrow Carpathian valleys and in the broad valleys in the foreland are examples of bank migration. The relation between the struc-ture and size of these alluvial banks and their mode of retreat is still an un-solved problem.

The article presents the results of research on the mode and rate of retreat of the alluvial banks of the Wisłoka river. Repeated observations were made over the period 1970-1972 in a chosen sector of the valley.

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Kazimierz Klimek, University of Silesia , Earth Sciences Faculty, ul Będzińska 60, 41-200 Sosnowiec, Poland