Natural Environment Monitoring 2011, No 12, 137-143
CHANGES IN THE POSITION OF THE CARPATHIAN RIVERS BED IN THE LIGHT OF LOW WATER LEVELS ANALYSIS
Łukasz Wiejaczka, Małgorzata Kijowska
This paper presents an analysis of changes in the position of channels bottom level of the Carpathian rivers, located within the Low Beskid (Ropa, Zdynia and Przysłup). The dynamic of channels bottom level position of examined levels based on hydrological data of daily water levels, recorded in the gage sections, which are a hydrological warp of the Klimkowka reservoir. In the study used data from the period 1995–2010. Results of analysis showed that the dominant process in considered watercourses is dredging. An important process in the case of some rivers, occur periodically increasing the level of the channel bottom, caused by natural and anthropogenic factors. The results also confirm the usefulness of hydrological data in the study of changes in the position of river channels bottom.