Geographia Polonica (1997) vol. 68

Anthropogenic changes in water conditions in the Lublin Area

Zdzisław Michalczyk, Marek Jarosław Łoś

Geographia Polonica (1997) vol. 68, pp. 81-97 | Full text

The development of the city of Lublin has been closely associated with theexploitation of water resources in the Bystrzyca river basin. The extension of this citydistinctly affects the water conditions of the middle part of this basin. Lublin is suppliedwith water almost solely from underground resources, a situation which has beendictated by excellent-quality and easily-available underground waters and smallresources of surface water. A high level of exploitation of the underground waters hasled to considerable changes in water circulation. Its character and grade have beenchanging over the centuries with the development of the city and an increase in waterneeds.

Keywords: water circulation, water resources, changes in water conditions, Bystrzyca river basin, Eastern Poland

Marek Jarosław Łoś, Bureau of Water Management Projects and Environment Protection Kapucyńska 1A, 20-009 Lublin, Poland