The analysis of the impact of small retention on water resources in the catchment

Waldemar Mioduszewski, Erik P. Querner, Zbigniew Kowalewski

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The aim of this study was to analyse the impact of selected small water retention measures on surface and groundwater level in river basins. The study was limited to the analysis of measures like small water reservoirs, restoration of bogs and reconstruction of drainage systems in the river valleys. A few study cases were described. Dutch SIMGRO numerical model describing the regional surface water and groundwater flow has been used for simulation modelling of different cases. The result of the study has shown that small retention measures are a good and effective method to increase the ability to retain water in the small river basins. Construction of small water reservoirs and weirs on ditches and creeks and restoration of drained bogs can limit the fast outflow of precipitation and melting water from the catchment. The study has proved that the small water retention measures can be helpful for flood protection and in decreasing of drought threats in small river basins.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-51
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Water and Land Development
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014


  • Drought
  • Flood
  • Reservoirs
  • River basins
  • Water retention


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