Water Resources

, Volume 29, Issue 4, pp 370–380 | Cite as

The Hydrological Regime and the Peculiarities of Formation of the Po River Delta

  • M. V. Mikhailova


The peculiarities of the hydrological regime of the delta and near-shore zone of the Po River are discussed. The intrusion of salt seawater into the delta is described. The history of the Po Delta formation has been restored on the basis of the analysis of historical, archeological, and cartographic data. As shown, the peculiarities of hydrological and morphological processes in the Po River mouth are associated with natural and specifically with human-induced variations in sediment runoff of the river, with levee construction along branches, subsidence of deltaic deposits, and eustatic rise of the sea level.


River Delta River Mouth Hydrological Regime Morphological Process Sediment Runoff 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. V. Mikhailova
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  1. 1.Water Problems InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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