Flow Between the Sub-basins of Charzykowskie Lake—Modeling and Measurements

  • Artur MagnuszewskiEmail author
  • Barbara Nowicka
Conference paper
Part of the GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences book series (GEPS)


Charzykowskie Lake belongs to ribbon type lakes with a flow-through of Brda River. Lake is separated into four sub-basins acting as individual water masses. The long time discussion in the literature is about the possibility of flow between Southern, Central and Northern-2 sub-basins. This problem has been approached with the use of hydrodynamic CCHE2D model and field measurements used to verify modeling results. Model represent steady flow conditions and calm weather which were observed during the field measurements of 2015 08 28 with the use of RiverPro ADCP. It was shown that there is a flow between the Central and Northern-2 sub-basins confirmed by ADCP measurement of the moving boat method. A circular pattern of river water flow is observed at the mouth of Brda inflow to the Northern-1 sub-basin of the lake. This pattern was confirmed with section-by-section ADCP measurement performed at 8 profiles. Study had shown that it is possible to use hydrodynamic modeling to calculate the flow in a wide and deep not thermally stratified lake sub-basins. ADCP measurements provide information on velocity magnitude and orientation of velocity vectors.


Charzykowskie Lake ADCP measurements Hydrodynamic model CCHE2D 



The study was a continuation of works conducted under the project EULAKES funded by the Central Europe Program (project No. 2CE243P3), and by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The scientific work was financed by the funds for science in 2011–2013 granted for the implementation of an international co-funded Project (MNiSW). The authors would like to thank Anna Nadolna and Tomasz Szydeł from the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management—National Research Institute for their kind assistance in preparation of bathymetic data and help during the measurements.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Hydrology, Faculty of Geography and Regional StudiesUniversity of WarsawWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Department of HydrologyInstitute of Meteorology and Water, Management—National Research InstituteWarsawPoland

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