General environmental problems in the Lielupe River Basin since many years have been: (a)Transboundary pollution from Lithuania (big cities are situated on banks of small rivers and a big amount of wastewaters violate self-cleaning ability in rivers).(b)Diffuse pollution, mainly contributing to eutrophication, since a big part of Lithuanian catchments and region Zemgale in Latvia are high-developed agricultural areas with intensive agricultural production.(c)Pollution from point sources, caused by inadequate and insufficient treatment of wastewaters.(d)Modifications of rivers due to land reclamation.(e)Poor biodiversity of river fauna in practically whole watershed.(f)Drinking water doesn’t meet requirements due to local natural peculiarities of groundwater and/or poor condition of pipelines and inappropriate farming practices.(g)Only a few landfills have facilities to treat leachate or are connected to a sewerage system.
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