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Grundlagen und Kartierung, pp. Results from the habitat assessment of rivers in the Federal State of Brandenburg. Click here to sign up. The index system also follows the The method was developed to map entire rivers that minimum principle: Rivers were straightened and diverted, river bot- water flows in unnatural rivers. In the final map each 1-km segment scribed by assessing the riverbed dynamics.

It includes of the river appears in the color that represents its assess- plan form, riparian vegetation, and potential for struc- ment from undisturbed class 1 — dark blue to totally ture formation Fig. Today, the value of Springer, Berlin. Establishing a framework for community quality, the European Water Framework Directive action in the field of water policy.

Log In Sign Up. Regarding the average quali- natural land cover exists riverside forests, wetlands ; 3 ty of entire rivers, one could state that not one of the 25 the river is able to develop itself within the floodplain examined rivers is undisturbed class 1only one river without any restrictions.

Nevertheless, the poor riverbed dynamics by good floodplain dynamics smallest survey unit is only a 1-km segment of the river, LAWA This method includes the analysis of different sources such as topographic and thematic maps, reports, remote sensing data, and interviews with authorities.

Presenting results as clear and meaningful maps is the Results best way to communicate them to specialists, politicians, Riverbed dynamics and the public.

For such turbed plan form will lead to a low value for riverbed dy- hatched sections restoration to near-natural conditions is namics, even if the potential for structure formation is almost impossible due to competing public interest. Instead, river dikes were erected. The authors like to thank two Deutschland The river habitat map of Brandenburg is part of the river habitat map of the entire Germany.


In Brandenburg, a Inin Rio de Janeiro the United Nations Confer- typical natural lowland river has neither stabilized bot- ence for Environment and Development UNCED tom nor banks; banks are flat and carry natural vegeta- passed the Agenda 21, which binds all signatory nations tion; its course is characterized by meanders; sandbanks to redevelop damaged ecosystems including damaged might develop.

The sandy and loamy soils 7 6. Ecomorphological survey of large rivers. Good riverbed dynamics are given, when: Distribution of individual parameter assessments from the survey 1, km of river units in Brandenburg: For instance, the Dosse re- often seen as mere traffic and transportation routes, thus ceived low grades for its riverbed dynamics due to the interests focused on technical improvements rather than high number of migration barriers and bank stabiliza- ecological values.

Assessment of river habitat in Brandenburg, Germany | Ulrich Kamp –

A third group of rivers is can be found Fig. For an interpretation of the results, it is important to The Federal State of Brandenburg is located in the understand the mathematical background of the index northeastern part of Germany and covers an area of system. The latter one includes bank sta- disturbed class 7 — red Table 1. Assessment calculation method for A wazsergesetz dynamics, B floodplain dynamics, and C final river habitat quality.

All EU member states have Although with only c. In general, riverbed dynamics are rated standardized interviews and discussions with appropri- higher than floodplain dynamics according to their natu- ate authorities.

Photographs are useful for documentation. In contrast, the conditions can only be limited or is even impossible be- Oder received low grades for its floodplain dynamics, cause public brandenburgizche private properties require protection since the floodplain is intensively cultivated and flood- from natural hazards such as floodingfor many river ing is limited.

Not all individual parameters are evaluated The Unit- Tagungsberichte, Help Center Find new research papers in: Example for the relation between actual condition, development purpose, and model. The map further provides a LAWA a. However, in 19 out of the 25 examined rivers the stabilization.


This shows that human impact is hinder migration of flora and fauna; and a natural flood- often significant in floodplains through agriculture, ing behavior is still possible in only limited areas, since urban development, and flood control, and therefore nat- most parts of the floodplain are under agriculture. Directive WFD to improve the quality of all surface The concept of the river habitat assessment is a com- waters, i.

Brnadenburgische Stepenitz is the most nat- heavily disturbed classes 4—5 on average Table 3, Fig.

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In the mid s, a general process management has to include the river habitat. Skip to main content. Assessing the variation of a, b. Brandenburgwho not only handle ecological, but also The survey is organized as a hierarchical index sys- public economic interests such as the guarantee of navi- tem and uses a seven-step scale that defines the variation gable major rivers and precautions such as flood control.

Main human disturbances are canalization, bank stabilizations, flood control, migration barriers, and agricultural and urban development in the floodplain.

Most of the floodplain is cultivated Since the s Germany assessed the biological and meadows, pastures, fieldsand also mixed land use chemical water quality of all rivers, but it was not earlier agriculture and urban development is common. Although it is clear that in urbanized tions, but its floodplain is only extensively cultivated, and some agricultural areas restoration to near-natural and in very few parts flood control exists. Inthe Eu- but river rehabilitation programs might re-establish ropean Commission EC passed the Water Framework near-natural conditions.

This arbeitsgemeinschaft Wasser, Munich. For special cases such bilization, migration barriers, and abstraction of river as navigable river sections or sections in urban areas an water. Studien und Tagungsberichte,