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The work presents the results of studies on hydrological and meteorological determination of water level fluctuations in the Odra Estuary. Firstly there has been found the evident continuous increase of average water level at the gauge Świnoujście from the beginning of observational series (1811) due to eustatic changes and gradual land decreasing. Next the study revealed that seasonal fluctuations of sea level are determined by the quantity of sea basin filling which is dependent on circulation conditions. Then examined storm surges (1993-1995) emphasised the important role of sea surface distortion caused by the dynamical movement of low-pressure system. Finally there was found that circulation conditions modify relations between water discharge of the Lower Odra River and water level differences data as measured at the coastal stations of the Szczecin Lagoon and the Świna Strait. Especially during the Odra flooding events there were found statistically significant relations between them.
Key words: water level fluctuations, the Odra Estuary, circulation conditions, water discharge of the River Odra