RESEARCH PAPER
ASSESSMENT OF TECHNICAL CONDITIONS OF BANK PROTECTION OF WATERCOURSES AND RESERVOIRS IN THE CITY OF POZNAŃ
Mateusz Hämmerling 1  
,   Natalia Walczak 1  
,   Zbigniew Walczak 2  
,   Paweł Zawadzki 1  
 
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Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy w Poznaniu, Katedra Inżynierii Wodnej i Sanitarnej
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Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy w Poznaniu, Instytut Budownictwa i Geoinżynierii
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Mateusz Hämmerling   

Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy w Poznaniu, Katedra Inżynierii Wodnej i Sanitarnej
Submission date: 2018-07-11
Final revision date: 2019-06-12
Acceptance date: 2019-06-12
Publication date: 2019-10-17
 
Acta Sci. Pol. Formatio Circumiectus 2019;18(3):3–17
 
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Aim of the study:
The aim of presented paper was to assess the technical conditions of bank protection in Poznań on following hydrotechnical structures: the Warta River, Cybina River, Malta Lake, Rusałka Lake, Bogdanka River, Sołackie Ponds and the Główna River.

Material and methods:
Both river banks and reservoirs in cities require a specific approach. Natural processes (sediment accumulation, surface runoff, seepage) and human activity (including thoughtless acts of vandalism) force the need for continuous monitoring of banks and taking targeted measures to ensure safety in their vicinity. Properly designed, constructed and maintained reinforcements allows for long-term protection of embankments against damage and protect city residents against flooding. In Poznań, access to the banks of the Warta River and its tributaries is unlimited. Along the waterway there are walking and cycling paths. There are water barrages on the watercourses and reservoirs are among the most attractive spots in the parks. The largest artificial reservoir, Malta Lake on the Cybina River, has a regatta course and a small beach, meaning it is under strong anthropopressure. The stands of regatta course and its technical facilities are utilised during mass events by thousands of water sports enthusiasts. From the first warm days of spring, the banks of the Warta on the downtown section are occupied by Poznań citizens. Open at 4 city beaches water equipment rentals offer kayaks and motorized boats. In Poznań, access to the banks of the Warta River and its tributaries is unlimited. Footpaths andbicycle paths have been created along the paths. The waters of the flowing rivers have been piled upand the attraction of the parks has become a water reservoir. From the first warm spring days, theWarta banks on the city stretch of the river are occupied by Poznań residents. Opened at 4 city beaches, water.

Results and conclusions:
The overall condition of checked reinforcements of river banks and water reservoirs should be evaluated as good. The flexible strengthening in a form of a stone coating was in the worst, though still satisfactory, condition.

ISSN:1644-0765