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Positive Impact on the Environment of an Outdoor Sport

Version 1 : Received: 15 July 2021 / Approved: 16 July 2021 / Online: 16 July 2021 (14:36:47 CEST)

How to cite: Farran, I.; Silvente, P. Positive Impact on the Environment of an Outdoor Sport. Preprints 2021, 2021070378 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202107.0378.v1). Farran, I.; Silvente, P. Positive Impact on the Environment of an Outdoor Sport. Preprints 2021, 2021070378 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202107.0378.v1).

Abstract

Abstract: The concept of sustainability applied to sports activities means ensuring that the economic benefits brought about by their development are not obtained at the expense of causing ecological damage or interference in local cultural habits. A cable-ski is a nautical ski system whereby a motorboat is substituted by a cable traction system powered by an electric motor. The effect on the quality of the water in those places that can boast cable-ski facilities has been described in cold freshwater lakes. Objective: Our purpose was to study the evolution of water quality in a ten-year period after the installation of a cable-ski facility in a warm, salted, semi-stagnant pond. Material and Method: Review of the data gathered from the routine test carried out by the Laboratory of the Council of Alcúdia from 2010 to 2019 Results: The levels of dissolved oxygen have increased, being significantly higher in the period 2016 – 2019 than in that of 2010 – 2015. The turbidity of the water has also seen a reduction in the second period with respect to the first. Conclusion: It seems that cable-ski improves the quality of water even warm, high-conductivity, semi-stagnant conditions

Subject Areas

water quality; outdoor sports; dissolved oxygen; stagnant water; cable ski

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