THE APPLICATION OF THE RIVER HABITAT SURVEY METHOD TO THE ASSESSMENT OF THE QUALITY OF THE RIVER WARDYNKA (NORTH-WESTERN POLAND)
 
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Biuro Konserwacji Przyrody s.c., ul. Frezjowa 8, 72-003 Dobra
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Zachodniopomorski Uniwersytet Technologiczny w Szczecinie, Wydział Nauk o Żywności i Rybactwa, Zakład Ekologii Morza i Ochrony Środowiska, ul. Kazimierza Królewicza 4, 71-550 Szczecin
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Zachodniopomorski Uniwersytet Technologiczny w Szczecinie, Wydział Nauk o Żywności i Rybactwa, Zakład Gospodarki Rybackiej, ul. Kazimierza Królewicza 4, 71-550 Szczecin
Publication date: 2014-10-19
 
Inż. Ekolog. 2013; 35:85–94
 
ABSTRACT
The paper presents the classification of the ecological condition of Wardynka river according to the River Habitat Survey method. The research has been carried out within the project entitled Carrying out the assessment of the condition of natural resources of the reception basin of the river Ina within the project LIFE+: “Building of the blue corridor along the valley of the Ina river and its tributaries” financed from the funds of the European Community financial instrument LIFE+ and the National Fund of Environmental Protection and Water Management. The obtained data facilitated the calculation of two synthetic hydro-morphological indices HQA (Habitat Quality Assessment) and HMS (Habitat Modification Score), which constitute the result of many singular basic parameters. The calculated numerical values of the indices HQA amounting to 48 and HMS amounting to 3 proved that the waters of the Wardynka river correspond with the fourth class, which means a moderate environmental condition.