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Siófok harbour - Lake Balaton (HU)


Geographical location: NE shore of lake Balaton, located in the middle of West Hungary. Siófok – the “capital” of lake Balaton.

Type of waterway: harbour of a freshwater continental lake

Contamination type and problem: sludge – agricultural and communal wastes, maintenance problems

High phosphate contents of the sediments have been recorded at several selected control sites in the lake. Problem of the continuously depositing sludge has been emphasized by the extremely low water levels during 2002 and 2003.


Typical water depth: 2-3 m

Water conductivity: 650 μS/cm

Surveys performed: GPR/Seismic/DCR