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BENCH INDEX METHOD AS A WAY OF BANKFULL DISCHARGE DETERMINATION ON MOUNTAIN CREEKS IN THE POLISH CARPATHIAN
The article presents research on bankfull discharge on two Polish Carpathian creeks: the Skawica and the Krzyworzeka. The Woodyer’s method was presented as a bankfull criterion within small mountain catchments. A set of plant indicators, for such conditions, was found for each of so called “Woodyer’s benches” along the researched sections of the investigated creeks. It was concluded that Woodyer’s method could be used not only as an auxiliary one for bankfull determination but also as a decisive method in case of mountain stream.
Key words: Bankfull discharge, Mountain creek, River cross-section, River banks, Polish Carpathian Mountains..