Direct benefits information:
New habitats for plants and animals, broader spawning
grounds for fish as well as extended habitats for
aquatic birds, hydrological dynamics and water storage, sediment retention, fixing of toxic substances and an important function as biofilter for the Black Sea.. All these generating remarkable economic benefits. They result in considerable amounts of fish, reed, medicinal plants
Ancillary benefits information:
Interesting aquatic landscapes for tourists thus may increase ecotourism in the area.
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Costs operation maintenance:
Information on Ecosystem improved biodiversity:
Rich and abundant zooplankton community that provides an excellent food source to fish. the fish fauna of Babina island found its own
level with 29 species. The high diversity of macro- and microhabitats in the terrestrial and semi-aquatic area allow the reactivation of an extremely high biodiversity especially with regard to the arthropode fauna. The species spread along ecological gradients that cover a broad range between arid and moist. The reestablishment of site-characteristic habitats
and food sources has also been to the benefit
of both the European mink (Mustela lutreola) and the European otter (Lutra lutra).
Ecosystem provisioning services:
Information on Ecosystem provisioning services:
The development and stabilization of the fish
populations involve the use of fish resources and their socio-economic significance for the local populations.
Ecosystem impact climate regulation:
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Ecosystem erosion control:
Information on Ecosystem erosion control:
At the opening level the sedimentation
of suspended solids formed a layer of 0.60-2.17
m height between 1996-2003. The erosion process is less intense. Solid matters resulting from erosion become sedimentation material for the next and longest part of the canal, where water velocity is low.