Paleolimnology pp 165-168 | Cite as

Eutrophication and the disappearance of lakes in the Brodnica Lake District, Northern Poland as a result of human interference

  • Zygmunt Churski
Conference paper
Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 15)


Problems relating to the disappearance and eutrophication of lakes as a result of human activity are presented. A study area was selected located in an agricultural/ forest region where human influence on lakes used to be minimal.

In the past 25 years a number of lakes have completely disappeared and others have become rapidly enriched. Human interference has included: the pulling down of water mills, drainage and river canalisation, construction of holiday resorts, development of intensive farming, increased mineral fertilization, and the extension of roads and road traffic.


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© Dr. W. Junk Publishers, The Hague 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Zygmunt Churski
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  1. 1.Institute of Geography, Department of HydrologyCopernicus UniversityToruńPoland

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