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Title: Impact of hydrotechnical structures on hydrological regime of the Gwda and Drawa rivers
Authors: Kubiak-Wójcicka, Katarzyna
Kornaś, Marika
Keywords: hydrotechnical works
hydrological regime
the Gwda River
the Drawa River
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Wydział Nauk Geograficznych i Geologicznych Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza
Citation: Quaestiones Geographicae vol. 34 (1), 2015, pp. 99-110
Abstract: The work attempts to determine the impact of hydrotechnical structures on regimes of rivers. The aim of the article is to compare hydrological regimes of the rivers Gwda and Drawa due to the differences of hydrotechnical works located on both rivers. The Gwda River is heavily managed by hydrotechnical infrastructure. Presently, there are twelve hydropower plants located along the entire length of the river. The Drawa River, on the other hand, has little hydrotechnical infrastructure. Only two hydropower plants are located on the Drawa River. The study of the hydrological regime was carried out on the basis of the analysis of changes of water stages and ice phenomena. River profiles selected for the analysis were located downstream of hydrotechnical works, i.e. hydropower plants. The conclusions were based on the comparative analysis. The impacts were identified as the differences in processes described by the analyzed parameters.
ISSN: 0137-477X
Appears in Collections:Quaestiones Geographicae vol. 34 (1), 2015

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