Bērze river (river mouth 56°40’45.167”N, 23°36’45.957”E) draining to the Lielupe river in Latvia

Character Description
Largest urban area Dobele
Area   904 km2
Inhabitants and administrative organization 26 500 (50 % in urban areas).
Land use 50 % agriculture, 42 % forest
Identified water quality problems (nutrients ) according to WF Directive Bad and poor ecological quality with respect to nutrients
Known flooding problems The Flood Risk Assessment and Governance National Programme 2008-2015 classifies the lower part of the Bērze River, below the tributary river Bikstupe  as a flood prone zone.
Other issues to include in win-win dialogues Urban stormwater management (high groundwater levels in catchment), poor rural sewage management
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