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The canyons – high walls above the rivers

The canyons – high walls above the rivers

The canyons are one of the most striking features of the rivers. Learn how they are formed and where could it be found. Please follow and like us:

The Sand Martin (Riparia riparia) – dweller of the steep river banks

The Sand Martin (Riparia riparia) – dweller of the steep river banks

The sand martin (Riparia riparia) is a bird that can’t live without river erosion, breeding on a steep river bank. They are the symbols oft he natural rivers. Please follow and like us:

Steep eroded banks

Steep eroded banks

Steep banks of the river are extreme habitat, where some very specialized animals and plants live. They are mostly created by river erosion. Please follow and like us:

Natural river dynamics – a key to the biodiversity

Natural river dynamics – a key to the biodiversity

Dynamical, natural river harbors many habitat and the corresponding species of the animals and plants. Such river is in constant rejuvenation and creation of new habitats. Please follow and like us:

The adverse effects of the river regulation

The adverse effects of the river regulation

River regulation is altering of the course of the rivers, embanking it in the stone or cement and reducing its dynamics. Chiefly done for the erosion and flood protection, river navigation and irrigation, but it has backfired with profound negative consequences. Please follow and like […]

River erosion – creating force in the rivers

River erosion – creating force in the rivers

River erosion if one of the most potent agents in sculpting the surface of the Earth. The enormous energy of the water causes destabilizes the riverbed. As a result, rivers cut their own valleys deepening and widening them over long periods of time and carrying […]