Czechs Losing Ground Under Their Feet

Czechia is sitting on the proverbial “roof” of Europe. All the rivers and streams flow out of the country, none into it. Thus, Czechs are literally losing the ground under their feet because erosion takes away tens of millions of cubic meters of fertile soil each year.

Green grass, rolling hills and meandering streams – the picturesque landscape of the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands is a sight for sore eyes. Agriculture in this hilly area is not as profitable, and so not as intensive, as it is in other parts of Czechia. There are no big industrial complexes that would pollute the air and contaminate the land. But, surprisingly, there is another problem: that of erosion.

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Author: Vít Pohanka