Geographia Polonica (1984) vol. 50

The effects of human activity on changes in the Lower Vistula channel

Zygmunt Babiński

Geographia Polonica (1984) vol. 50, pp. 271-282 | Full text

The aim of the paper is to determine both qualitative and quantitative changesof the Vistula channel under the impact of human activity. This problem isdiscussed against the background of changes of the river channel types and ofthe channel mezoforms connected with them. The morphometry and dynamicsof the most typical channel mezoforms have been determined. Changes whichoccurred in the channel in consequence of building of the first link of theLower Vistula cascade, i.e. the Włocławek dam, are characterized. Some possiblechanges of the channel in case of cascading the Vistula river are presented.

Zygmunt Babiński, Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences, Kopernika 19, 87-100 Toruń, Poland