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THE WETLAND OF AGRAS-VRYTA-NISI
   

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 The Wetland's Problems

Until two decades ago, the wetland had a hydrological connection with the large karstic lake Vegoritis, through a tunnel, constructed by Public Electricity Corporation. This communication has been broken up because of the severe decline of Vegoritis water level, resulting in the reduction of surface water inflows to the wetland.

Furthermore, the water quality deteriorated due to the increased use of agrochemicals that followed the intensification of cherry tree cultivation. The excessive development of reed bed vegetation is the most obvious impact of increased nutrient input, resulting in the restriction of water circulation.

The quality of habitat for the aquatic organisms, including fish and crayfish, declined and their populations decreased, to such an extent, that they are no longer consist a significant resource either for fishermen or for fish-eating birds. Namely, an important from the ecological and socio-economical point wetland value that existed before the Public Electricity Corporation interventions significantly declined.

 

 

PROJECT LIFE- NATURE, IMPLEMENTATION OF MANAGEMENT MEASURES AT THE AGRAS WETLAND
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