ENVIRONMENTAL ISOTOPE STUDY OF THE LAKES REGION IN SOUTHERN TURKEY

1993-07-23
GUNYAKTI, A
Usul, Nurunnisa
GULER, S
TURFAN, M
There are many lakes, sinkholes, aquifers and springs with some complex interrelation among them in the karstic-lakes region of southern Turkey. Groundwater resources and lakes in the region are being used for municipal, industrial, and irrigation purposes at an increasing rate. The stable isotopes of hydrogen and oxygen were used to study the interrelation among lakes, groundwater aquifers, and coastal springs. The isotopic composition of precipitation throughout Turkey fell along the global meteoric line. Lake water composition deviated from precipitation and fell along an evaporation line. Isotopic composition of groundwater fell between that of the precipitation at Konya and in the lakes region. The isotopic composition of springs indicated that their origin was dominated by freshwater lakes having mixed with some groundwater. The groundwater was derived from meltwater infiltration and local precipitation deposited above 1000 a.m.s.l.
Citation Formats
A. GUNYAKTI, N. Usul, S. GULER, and M. TURFAN, “ENVIRONMENTAL ISOTOPE STUDY OF THE LAKES REGION IN SOUTHERN TURKEY,” 1993, p. 197, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/63302.