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Katedra hydromeliorací a krajinného inženýrství

CTU in Prague - Faculty of Civil Engineering
Department of Irrigation, Drainage and Landscape Engineering


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Location: Czech Republic, Central Bohemia (49.9636919°N, 14.8703553°E), 30 km east of Prague near Kostelec n. Černými lesy

Area: 53 ha, altitude: 382 m – 417 m a. s. l., slopes: 1 – 12% (mean 3.9%)

Climate: humid continental, average annual precipitation 630 mm, maximum mean monthly rainfall occurs in July and is delivered mostly by frontal and convective storms, mean annual air temperature 6 °C

Land use: agriculture, active cultivation (98%), the fields are cultivated right up to the stream banks with no buffer zones. No urbanization or resident population.

Soils: Cambisols, Luvisols. Loamy Ap horizon (0.1–0.2 m deep) underlain by a silty and silty-clay B horizon. The content of clay particles in the topsoil is around 8%.

Period of monitoring: since 2012

Researcher in charge: David Zumr (david.zumr@fsv.cvut.cz)

Equipment:

- Meteostation: precipitation, air temperature, humidity, wind velocity, net radiation

- Gauging profile: discharge, water turbidity, automatic stormflow sampling

- Soil water regime: suction pressure, water content, groundwater level

Specific research objectives:

- Spatial and temporal distribution of zones involved in runoff generation and sediment transport

- Temporal variability in a connectivity of the surface and shallow subsurface soil layers as a result of macropores and intra-aggregate voids networks

- Non invasive monitoring of the spatial uniformity of compacted subsoil layer

- GIS, distributed soil erosion modelling

- sediment resuspension in a drainage channel