Kurbatova I.E. (2020) Geo-ecological Monitoring Main Water Bodies of the Republic of Adygea Using Remote Sensing Data. In: The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry. Springer, Berlin.
The structure of geo-ecological monitoring the main water bodies of the Republic of Adygea (the Krasnodar Reservoir and its tributary the Belaya River) is developed. The stages of formation of the reservoir from the inception to the present are described. The causes of the catastrophic silting the reservoir divided into two parts by an extensive crosspiece formed by the Belaya River sediments are considered. Impossibility of conducting ground surveys is compensated by using high-resolution satellite data. Conclusions on a significant reduction of the useful volume of reservoir and the risk of its overflow during catastrophic floods are presented. A cartographical analysis of an anthropogenic load on the Belaya River watershed was carried out, and the qualitative composition of pollutants carried away by the river into the reservoir and accumulated in the array of silt sediments was assessed (in conditions of a lack of network observations).