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The main sources of negative impacts in the basin R. Guryevka are settlements, industrial development and agriculture. All domestic and agricultural wastewater flows directly into the surface water streams or sewer system through and treatment facilities.

As shown by field studies (within the project WaterNets-RU), the concentration of nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus) increases when moving down the river from the source to the mouth, which is correlated with the degree of human impact and the number of populations.

Once artificial ponds on the river currently Guryevka act as natural sedimentation, thereby contributing to the process of self-purification of the river. However, this is not enough to ensure that the ecosystem is not degraded. Unfortunately, the environmental responsibility of residents is at a low level.

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