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Kopań Lake Sandbar

The Lake Kopań [1] Barrier is localised on middle Polish coast [2]. The exposition of the coastline on the barrier is causing fast erosion of the dunes and retreating of the coast. Dunes are low or even vanishing. On the beach may be found peat slices. A lot of pebbles wash out from cliffs or from shore are covering the beach. Old trees trunks overhang the beach surface and eroded, retiring dune.
In the narrowest place barrier is only 50m wide (measures: 06.2004).
On both sides of the barrier there are morenic clay slices, one on the West [3] lies on the hinterland and the East one may be found as separate sheets even on the coastline.

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Institute of Marine Sciences
University of Szczecin

Tomasz A. Łabuz M.Sc.

Dunes development
Human impact

Świna Gate Barrier
Dziwna River Sandbar
Dunes of Highland
near Pobierowo
Lake Sandbar
Rega River and
Resko Lake Sandbar
Parsęta River
Delta Dunes
Jamno Lake Sandbar
Bukowo Lake Sandbar
Wieprza River
Delta Dunes
Kopań Lake Sandbar
Wicko Lake Sandbar
Słupia River
Delta Dunes
Łeba Barrier
Sandy lowlands: Stilo
to Jastrzębia Góra
Hel Spit
Vistula Spit

Since 01.08.2004.

Tomasz A. Łabuz