Mountain Waters of Bohemia
Andrew Paton (Wagerup, Australia) and Frank van Mossel (Drunen, The Netherlands) will help hydrologists Dr. Josef Krecek and Zuzana Horicka as they continue their rehabilitation efforts in the headwaters of northern Bohemia in the Czech Republic. Acid rain had damaged more than two-thirds of the area's Jizera Mountains by 1989. Now, sulfur deposition has dropped, forestry practices improved, and mountain ecosystems, headwater streams, and lakes are recovering. May 28-June 11


Andrew Paton's Diary
Frank van Mossel's Diary



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