The environmental impact of agriculture on the ecological status of water bodies in peripheral districts of the Kaliningrad regionAbstract
The article analyses the environmental impact of agriculture on the ecological status of river basins in four peripheral districts of the Kaliningrad region (Pravdinsky, Ozersky, Nesterovsky and Krasnoznamensky). The author studied the current condition of agriculture in the considered districts. In the study the established methodology for assessing the quality of water bodies was used to define the ecological state of watercourses in four peripheral districts considering the nutrient impact. The author concludes that maximum concentration limit of nutrients was exceeded in the considered watercourses, which clearly correlated with the agricultural specialization of each of the districts.