Water Management

  • Gheorghe Romanescu
  • Cristian Constantin Stoleriu
  • Andrei Enea


The Red Lake has started to be very influenced by human activity, due to the usage of water bodies for touristic purposes. From this point of view, there are several activities, such as deforestation, inappropriate tourist activities, pollution etc. that intervene in the natural erosion, transport and accumulation cycles, causing an increase of the silting rate, a phenomenon that will eventually lead to the disappearance of the Red Lake. For this reason, water management is a very important subject to bear in mind, when trying to adopt political or administrative decisions that involve landscape modifications in the drainage basin of the lake. The administration of the Red Lake—Bicaz Gorges Reservation monitors, on a daily basis, the tourist activity and ensures an ecological behavior. In order to conserve the hydrologic balance and to reduce clogging, the following actions are taken into account: catchment of deep underground waters and reducing the samplings directly from the tributary brooks of the Red Lake; stopping the deforestations of the hydrographic basin and eliminating over-pasturing. Other effective actions would be the hydro-technical management of the torrents and stopping the business activities incompatible with the National Park status; building a retention pond on the Suhard brook, etc. The measures foreseen consider the preservation of wetlands as areas of biodiversity and alluvium blockage.


Tourist Activity Local Fauna Fire Ignition Hydrologic Balance Hydrographic Basin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gheorghe Romanescu
    • 1
  • Cristian Constantin Stoleriu
    • 1
  • Andrei Enea
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” IaşiRomania

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