ASSESSMENT OF HYDROMORPHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS OF URBAN STREAMS WITH URBAN RIVER SURVEY METHOD
Adam Marek Hamerla 1  
,   Leszek Trząski 1  
,   Paweł Łabaj 1  
 
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Główny Instytut Górnictwa, Plac Gwarków 1, 40-166 Katowice
Publication date: 2015-01-18
 
Inż. Ekolog. 2015; 41:26–35
 
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In the paper some aspects of potential use of the Urban River Survey (URS) method for hydro-morphological assessment of urban river channels/corridors in Poland are discussed, includingthe URS aspects and criteria. The URS aspects/criteria take into account the specificity of urban watercourse omitted both in the RHS (River Habitat Survey) which is more prevalent in Europe, and in Polish MHR method. The URS can be used to classify urban watercourses according to their ecological status, as well as in building scenarios of possible reclamation/restoration activities. The watercourse monitoring with the use of URS can be an important element of the local urban catchment management.