Wilga (Krakow)

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Wilga
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River mouth at Retmański Bridge
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Physical characteristics
Source 
  location Raciborsko, Lesser Poland Voivodeship
  elevation370 m (1,210 ft)
Mouth  
  location
Kraków, Lesser Poland Voivodeship
  coordinates
50°02′39″N19°56′28″E / 50.0443°N 19.9412°E / 50.0443; 19.9412 Coordinates: 50°02′39″N19°56′28″E / 50.0443°N 19.9412°E / 50.0443; 19.9412
  elevation
198.9 m (653 ft) [1]
Length25 km (16 mi) [2]
Basin size101.1 km (62.8 mi)
Discharge 
  average1.3 m3/s (46 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Progression VistulaBaltic Sea

Wilga is a river in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship of Poland. The right tributary of the Vistula River, it feeds off in Kraków on Volyn Boulevard. [3]

In the upper reaches of the river there are minnows, chubs and a few brook trouts.

The sources are at 370 metres (1,210 ft) elevation in Raciborsko village, Wieliczka County in the Wieliczka Foothills  [ pl ]. The river drains the Wieliczka Foothills and its mains, mainly built of Flysch works. The river is heavily meandering, regulated in Kraków, up to 1.2 kilometres (0.75 mi) from the estuary protected by levees. Severely polluted, especially on the estuarian section Wilga is classified in the lower grades [4] [5] of water quality.

Right at the mouth of the river is the Retmański Bridge  [ pl ].

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References

  1. General Geodesic Office of Poland. "Wilga on the Polish Infrastructure Information map portal" . Retrieved 2017-09-01.
  2. National Water Management Board. "Wilga on the map portal of the National Water Management Board (search result)" . Retrieved 2017-09-05.
  3. General Geodesic Office of Poland. "Geographical nomenclature of Poland. Volume 1. Hydronyms. Part 1. Flowing water, springs, waterfalls" (PDF) (in Polish). p. 314. Retrieved 2017-09-05.
  4. Regional Conservation Authority in Krakow. "Surface waters assessment of 2015" (PDF) (in Polish). Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  5. Marta Wardas-Lasoń (18 November 2014). "The Influence of Sewage System on the Functioning and Quality of Krakow's Watercourses". Journal of Geological Research. Krakow: Hindawi. 2014: 1–13. doi: 10.1155/2014/910982 .