Groundwater balance estimation and sustainability in the Sandikli Basin (Afyonkarahisar/Turkey)


AKSEVER F., DAVRAZ A., Karagüzel R.

JOURNAL OF EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE, cilt.124, ss.783-798, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 124 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s12040-015-0569-6
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.783-798

Özet

The Sandikli (Afyonkarahisar) Basin is located in the southwest of Turkey and is a semi-closed basin. Groundwater is widely used for drinking, domestic and irrigation purposes in the basin. The mismanagement of groundwater resources in the basin causes negative effects including depletion of the aquifer storage and groundwater level decline. To assure sustainability of the basin, determination of groundwater budget is necessary. In this study, the water-table fluctuation (WTF) and the meteorological water budget (MWB) methods were used to estimate groundwater budget in the SandA +/- klA +/- basin (Turkey). Conceptual hydrogeological model of the basin was used for understanding the relation between budget parameters. The groundwater potential of the basin calculated with MWB method as 42.10 x 10(6) m(3)/year. In addition, it is also calculated with simplified WTF method as 38.48 x 10(6) m(3)/year.