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Surface Water Quality Analysis Using CORINE Data: An Application to Assess Reservoirs in Poland

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Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Silesia in Katowice, 41-200 Sosnowiec, Poland
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Institute of Geography, Kazimierz Wielki University, 85-033 Bydgoszcz, Poland
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Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Pavia University, 27100 Pavia, Italy
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Remote Sens. 2020, 12(6), 979; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12060979
Received: 19 February 2020 / Revised: 12 March 2020 / Accepted: 16 March 2020 / Published: 18 March 2020
Reservoirs are formed through the artificial damming of a river valley. Reservoirs, among others, capture polluted load transported by the tributaries in the form of suspended and dissolved sediments and substances. Therefore, reservoirs are treated in the European Union (EU) as “artificial” or “heavily modified” surface water bodies. The reservoirs’ pollutant load depends to a large extent on the degree of anthropogenic impact in the respective river catchment area. The purpose of this paper is to assess the mutual relation between the catchment area and the reservoirs. In particular, we focus on the effects of certain land use/land cover on reservoirs’ water quality. For this study, we selected twenty Polish reservoirs for an in-depth analysis using 2018 CORINE Land Cover data. This analysis allowed the identification of the main triggering factors in terms of water quality of the respective reservoirs. Moreover, our assessment clearly shows that water quality of the analysed dam reservoirs is directly affected by the composition of land use/land cover, both of the entire total reservoir catchment areas and the directly into the reservoir draining sub-catchment areas. View Full-Text
Keywords: CORINE Land Cover (CLC) data; land use; Water Framework Directive; ecological status; dam reservoirs; water quality CORINE Land Cover (CLC) data; land use; Water Framework Directive; ecological status; dam reservoirs; water quality
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Matysik, M.; Absalon, D.; Habel, M.; Maerker, M. Surface Water Quality Analysis Using CORINE Data: An Application to Assess Reservoirs in Poland. Remote Sens. 2020, 12, 979.

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