WIT Press

Sanitation Of Lakes In Otepää For Landscape Restoration

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECO010581

Volume

46

Pages

8

Published

2001

Size

860 kb

Author(s)

M. Prede & T. Oja

Abstract

Sanitation of lakes in Otepaa for landscape restoration Monika Prede & Tonu Oja Institute of Geography, University of Tartu Abstract Otepaa is a small town in the well-known Estonian resort area. Lake Neitsijarv, an inlet to lake Puhajarv and a historically important breeding area for young fish, is suffering from heavy eutrophication due to natural processes remarkably enhanced by human activities. Sanitation of the lake has been offered, bringing an increase in the value of the surrounding landscape. The landscapes around Otepaa were analysed with the main attention on the possible use and values of the watershed of the Lake Neitsijarv. Landscape analysis was done by map analysis and field investigations. Different landscape values were analysed with regard to possible uses in the area. The area has some value as a residential region; agricultural use is of decreasing focus and recreational (emotional) use of the territory is becoming more and more of value. Possible zon

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