Development of the Edge of the Gully in the Zone Adjacent to the Field
Roman Rybicki 1  
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Radomir Obroślak 1  
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Andrzej Mazur 1  
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Antoni Grzywna 1  
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Department of Environmental Engineering and Geodesy, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, ul. Leszczyńskiego 7, 20-069 Lublin, Poland
Publish date: 2019-01-01
 
J. Ecol. Eng. 2019; 20(1):238–244
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The development of the side arm edge of the valley-gully in Gałkowice village in the Dwikozy commune (the Opatówka catchment in the Sandomierz Upland) was investigated during the period from 2002 to 2017. An increase of fragmentation of gully edge was found. Most of pre-existing erosive indents increased in size (maximum of 2.8 m - about 0.2 m per year). An increase in the area of the gully by 145 m2 was found. As a result, the boundary of plow tillage has shifted to an average of 1.5 to 2 meters (maximum 3.8 m), which resulted in a loss of 545 m2 of adjacent arable land. As the main reason for the development of the analyzed section of the gully, meltwater flows were considered.
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Roman Rybicki   
Department of Environmental Engineering and Geodesy, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, ul. Leszczyńskiego 7, 20-069 Lublin, Poland