Geoenvironmental Conditions in the Towns
at the Dagestan Caspian Coast

A. A. Svitoch

Moscow State University, Vorob’evy gory, Moscow, 119899 Russia

Received April 3, 1998

Abstract—The rapid rise in the Caspian Sea level for the last 20 years created an extremal situation at the sea
coasts, especially stressed in Makhachkala, Kaspiisk, Derbent, and Sulak. The present dramatic situation is
most pronounced in the structure and dynamics of the geoenvironmental zones [7]. The nonstationary regime
of the Caspian Sea level and unreasoned socioeconomic development of the coastal regions in the towns are the
main causes of such a distress.