Vegetation restoration in recultivated ponds of the Lugovoy park (Petergof ’s fountains water supply system)
We studied the features and scale of vegetation self-restoration in two recultivated ponds of the Lugovoy park (Petergof ’s fountains water supply system). A list of macrophyte species found in the ponds is produced. We report that effectiveness of recultivation measures in relation to control of plant overgrowth and water quality improvement is low. Excessive growth of aquatic plants and filamentous algae, due to continuous influx of polluted drainage waters, is recorded. In order to decrease anthropogenic impact on the Petergof ’s water supply system, a complex Nature reserve of the regional significance should be created on the territory of its drainage basin. Refs 31. Figs 1. Tables 5.
recultivated ponds, vegetation restoration, macrophyte, antropogenic impact, trophic level, saprobe level, index-species
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