Geografie 2005, 110, 210-228

Anthropogenic Lakes in Czechia

Tomáš Hrdinka

Katedra fyzické geografie a geoekologie, Přírodovědecká fakulta UK, Albertov 6, 128 43 Praha 2, Czechia

Anthropogenic lakes constitute one of the most significant genetic groups of lakes in Czechia. The water quality of these lakes formed through flooding of mined-out pits can be influenced by a number of factors such as physical and chemical properties of exploited rock, characteristics of the mine surroundings, secondary anthropogenic interference and time elapsed since their flooding. The quality of water determines their potential utilization, such as in water supply, agriculture, industry, recreation, nature preservation, etc. This article compares five anthropogenic lakes in mining pits after exploitation of different kind of rocks and on the basis of lake basin characteristics and physical and chemical analysis of water formulates the possibilities of their potential utilization in the context of the local landscape.


Článek vznikl za finanční podpory grantu GAČR "Atlas jezer České republiky" (205/03/1264).