International scientific journal

ISSN: 2663-0419 (electronic version)

ISSN: 2218-8754 (print version)

International scientific journal

ISSN: 2663-0419 (electronic version)

ISSN: 2218-8754 (print version)

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Ecological status of the Damarchin branch of the Kish river and mudflows hazard

Agabalayev G.M., Rahimov Y.R.

Sheki Regional Scientific Center of ANAS: Abdullayev Str.., 24, Sheki, AZ5500, Azerbaijan:,


The paper deals with the study of the interrelation of ecological situation and formation of formation processes of the mudflow events in the Kish river and its branches. Based on the monitoring results, it was revealed the intensity increase of mudflow events on the southern slope of the Greater Caucasus as a consequence of not only the erosion of the lowland surfaces, but also deforestation alongside the basin of this river. It was estimated the influence of natural processes and anthropogenic impact on the formation of mudflows of the Kish river. It was suggested to conduct a phyto land-reclamative preventive measures aiming to diminish the scale of mudflows in the region. It is recommended to plant soil-reinforced plants forming the well-sustained root system, such as acacia, white oak, poplar, Zabaikalskiy spruce, in the middle highland, on those areas in which areas erosion processes were more active.

Keywords: ecology, Damarchin, Kish river, mudflows focal zones, anthropogenic effect



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DOI: 10.33677/ggianas20190200036