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Analysis of technical feasibility of status improvement the river and valley environment on the example of selected objects Land Reclamation

Popek, Zbigniew, Wasilewicz, Michał
Annals of Warsaw University of Life Sciences, SGGW 2017 v.49 no.2 pp. 129-140
conservation areas, ecological restoration, estuaries, habitats, rivers, stream channels, valleys
In order to improve the status of rivers and valleys environment, protective measures are often insufficient – technical measures are also required. The paper presents two concepts of technical solutions proposed for the sections of the Świder and Rawka rivers, lying within the boundaries of natural protected areas. Due to the purpose of the project, the type of planned works, their scope and the expected final result, these concepts may be typical examples of river restoration and river and valley revitalization. The proposed activity on the Świder river is to inhibit erosion of the deep riverbed, by reconstructing the former natural estuary. Therefore, these actions can be classified as typical river restoration. In the case of the Rawka river, the aim is to revitalize the river and the valley, by ensuring the ecological continuity of the riverbed and improving the status of valley habitats.