Complex shore zone evaluation at Lake Velence, Hungary

Considering the social demands lakeshores have many special functions, such as: landscape protection functions (e.g. special habitat, buffer-function) and land use functions (e.g. recreation-tourism, public places. The shore of Lake Velence (Hungary) was evaluated according to four viewpoints: pressures, naturalness, buffer-function and suitability for changing shore fortification. A detailed survey of the lakeshore was made by dividing the shoreline into 100 m long and 50-50 m wide sections to land (riparian zone) and to water (littoral zone) directions. According to the results low pressures, being characteristic for more than half of the lakeshore are partially due to the land use peculiarities. It is mainly the sections near boat harbours and ship docks which have connection between pressures and naturalness and which are pressured to critical extent, being heavily modified at the same time. Areas with good buffer-capacity are typical between the reed-works of Pákozd and the boat harbour in Sukoró. It is mainly a short shore section in Velence that can be considered to have advantageous features for changing shore fortification.

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  • Project start : 2012
  • Project end : 2012
  • Contact Person : Zsombor Boromisza
  • Funding Agency : Corvinus University of Budapest, Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Department of Landscape Protection and Reclamation
  • Location : Hungary, , lat : 47.213692300000000000 - lng : 18.613270100000022000 address : Lake Velence, Hungary