Integrated Watershed Management for Lake Mogan with the focus of Agricultural Diffuse Pollution

2015-09-25
Özcan, Zeynep
Başkan, O
Düzgün, Hafize Şebnem
Kentel, Elçin
Alp, Emre
Lake Mogan located 20 km south of Ankara, Turkey has a watershed area of 970 km2, and it is dominated by areas with dry agricultural practices (50%) and graze lands (31%). Intense agricultural activities and fast urbanization rates are the most important factors affecting the water quality in Lake Mogan. There has been several management alternatives suggested to improve the water quality in Lake Mogan. In 2008, the municipality implemented lake augmentation strategy to increase the water level since it dropped to 3 meters after an extended dry season. The other alternatives are best management practices (BMP) to control agricultural diffuse pollution and sediment dredging. In this paper, preliminary results of the evaluation of the effectiveness of the BMPs and flow augmentation are given. It is aimed that the outcomes of the study will aid decision makers to implement the most effective best management practices.
88th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, WEFTEC 2015 (26-30 September 2015)

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Citation Formats
Z. Özcan, O. Başkan, H. Ş. Düzgün, E. Kentel, and E. Alp, “Integrated Watershed Management for Lake Mogan with the focus of Agricultural Diffuse Pollution,” McCormick PlaceChicago; United States, 2015, vol. 5, p. 4179, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/74853.