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Flow regimes and dynamic equilibrium of morphological changes at Köyceǧiz Lake inlet, Turkey

Özhan , Erdal
Köyceǧiz Lake discharges into the southern Aegean Sea through a waterway of 14 km length. There exist variations in the local sand transport around the inlet during the year so that the cross-sections at the channel and the neighbouring sea bed topography show seasonal change exhibiting a dynamic equilibrium behavior. Field measurements were carried out at the inlet for about a year with the purpose of understanding the nature of water motions and the resulting sedimentation patterns. The observed dynamic equilibrium of the inlet's topography is discussed in this paper in the light of the survey results.