EXPERT BASIS FOR DETERMINING THE IMPACTS TO THE ECOLOGICAL STATUS OF THE MURA RIVER AND THE IMPACTS TO THE CHANGES OFTHE HYDRO-MORPHOLOGICAL PARAMETERS OF THE WATER BODY FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT OF THE HRASTJE MOTA HPP
The elaborated expert basis identifies all elements that are required for elaborating the Environmental Report which is needed for the Environmental Permit within the preparation procedure of the National Spatial Plan for the Hrastje Mota HPP. In accordance with the Platform for Environmental Report Preparation and in relation to the impacts of constructing and operating the Hrastje – Mota HPP to the ecological status of the Mura River, the basis provides answers to all relevant questions regarding the envisaged impacts to the environment within the context of the following content sets:
1. evaluating the impact of constructing and operating the Hrastje – Mota HPP to the ecological status of the surface water body by considering all of the quality elements in assessing ecological status: biological quality elements, supporting hydro-morphological quality elements and supporting physico-chemical quality elements,
2. identifying and evaluating mitigation measures to reduce the significant impacts to the assessed ecological status of the surface water body because of planned construction and operation of the Hrastje – Mota HPP,
3. comparative analyses of the Hrastje – Mota HPP variant project solutions, including the planned mitigation measures in relation to the ecological status of the surface water body.