Geografie 1995, 100, 249-267

River Terraces at the Middle and Lower Course of the Bílina River As an Unifying Element of Ohře and Elbe Terrace Flights

Břetislav Balatka

Katedra fyzické geografie a geoekologie, Přírodovědecká fakulta Univerzity Karlovy, Na Slupi 14, 128 00 Praha 2, Czechia

The results of geomorphological analysis of terrace flights at the middle and lower course of the Bílina River are summarized in this article (Bílina merges with the Elbe in Ústí nad Labem). The older terraces (up to the V1 level from Mindel 2) belong to the Ohře River which flowed there until the Middle Pleistocene period. Only the most recent terraces of the groups VI. and VII. were accumulated by Bílina, whose upper course now follows the abandoned Ohře valley. The Ohře terrace flight is compared with the Elbe terrace system.