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Lake Balaton’s Susceptibility to Climate Change

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April 17th, 2013 Category: Climate Change, Lakes

Hungary – April 16th, 2013

Since 2002, agencies have been examining sustainability problems in Hungary’s Lake Balaton region, in order to contribute to a better understanding of the Lake Balaton ecological and socio-economic system’s vulnerability and resilience arising from multiple forces of global and local change, including land use, demographic, and economic and climate change.

Following many years of water quality problems, a negative water balance induced water shortage starting in 2000 and lasting for four years. This raised and continues to raise serious sustainability concerns in the Lake Balaton area, Hungary and the region (click here for more information).

Lake Balaton in Hungary, Central Europe’s Largest Lake

46.8N 17.7E

June 28th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Hungary - June 21st, 2011

Lake Balaton is a freshwater lake in the Transdanubian region of Hungary. It is the largest lake in Central Europe. The northern shores of the lake are quite mountainous.

The Zala River provides the largest inflow of water to the lake, and the canalized Sió is the only outflow. Here, sediments give the lake a green tinge.

 

Danube and Drava Rivers Flowing by Lake Balaton, Hungary

46.8N 17.7E

March 27th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Hungary - March 23rd, 2011

Lake Balaton, the large, green body of water near the center, is a freshwater lake in the Transdanubian region of Hungary and the largest lake in Central Europe.The northern shore is mountainous, while the southern is flat.

The Zala River provides the largest inflow of water to the lake, and the canalized Sió is the only outflow. Here, the lake appears darkest green on the southwestern end, where the Zala River enters, and lighest on the northeastern end where the Sió exits.

Two other rivers can also be observed: the Danube and the Drava. The Danube flows across the top part of the image, north of the lake, before bending almost 90 degrees and flowing parallel to the right edge. The Drava flows across the bottom of the image, south of the lake.

Lake Balaton and the Mura River, Hungary

46.8N 17.7E

October 26th, 2009 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Hungary - September 24th, 2009

Hungary - September 24th, 2009

The waters of Hungary’s Lake Balaton, the largest lake in Central Europe, appear bright green due to silty sediments and algae. Here, the water along the western shores of the lake appears slightly lighter in color than that of the rest of the lake.

Several rivers and streams can also be seen flowing across the landscape, including the Mura River, a tributary of the Drava and subsequently the Danube. The Mura’s total length is 465 km, of which 295 km is in Austria, 98 km is in Slovenia and the rest forms the border between Croatia and Hungary.

Here, the river flows across the image from the center left,  appearing as a dark green line that forms the border between Hungary (above) and Croatia (below).

Lake Balaton, Hungary: Central Europe’s Largest Lake

46.8N 17.7E

May 27th, 2009 Category: Lakes

Lake Balaton, Hungary - May 17th, 2009

Lake Balaton, Hungary - May 17th, 2009

The greenish blue waters of Hungary’s Lake Balaton, the largest lake in Central Europe, stand out against the dark green and golden yellow fields nearby.

The lake’s color comes from sediments in its silty sand bottom as well as algal growth. Most of the beaches surrounding it consist of either grass, rocks or the same silty sand that also makes up most of the lake bottom.

The lake is one of the foremost regional tourist destinations. However, the progress of tourism, swift and frequently thoughtless development of communities and land use resulted in the rapid and spectacular deterioration of the lakes water quality by the early 1980s.

Scientists and environmentalists have been studying ways, including sustainable tourism, to prevent further loss in water quality.

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