Water bodies

Article 7

For the preservation or achievement of good ecological, chemical and quantitative status of waters or their good ecological potential, water bodies of surface waters are identified, including major water bodies, significantly altered water bodies, as well as bodies of groundwater.

Water bodies of surface waters are classified into types, based on obligatory (altitude, geographical depth and length, geology, basin size) and electoral (distance from sources, morphological parameters, valley shape and other) parameters .

With the types of water bodies referred to in paragraph 2 of this Article, the reference conditions shall be determined with respect to the biological elements of water quality.

The Minister responsible for water management (hereinafter: minister) shall determine water bodies of surface and groundwater referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article.

The Minister shall prescribe the conditions referred to in paragraph 3 of this Article.

Water land

Article 8

For the purpose of this law, aquatic land is a land on which water is constantly or occasionally watered, and therefore special hydrological, geomorphological and biological relations are formed that are reflecting on the aquatic and coastal ecosystem.

For the purpose of this law, aqueous land of running water is a basin for large waters and coastal land.

Waterland of standing water, in the sense of this law, is a trough and a belt of land along the trough of standing water, to the highest recorded water level.

The aquatic soil also includes the abandoned trough and baked and spaghetti spruce that the water occasionally swims and the land that the water is floating due to works in the area (partitioning of liquid waters, exploitation of mineral raw materials and the like).

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