Modeling groundwater flow in the agricultural area of Gumushacikoy (Amasya, Turkey)


ERSOY A. F. , Gueltekin F.

BULLETIN OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, vol.67, no.4, pp.529-535, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 67 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10064-008-0164-z
  • Title of Journal : BULLETIN OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.529-535

Abstract

The Gumushacikoy Plain is the most productive agricultural area in the central/northern part of Turkey. Although the Quaternary/Pliocene granular deposits beneath the Plain have formed an important aquifer/water resource, excessive pumping in the last two decades, mainly for irrigation, has resulted in a significant depletion of the reservoir with some 30% of the total resource being lost in the last 40 years. The paper reports a groundwater flow model developed to allow the sustainability of the groundwater resource to be monitored such that appropriate measures can be undertaken.