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


ERSOY A. F. , Gueltekin F.

BULLETIN OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, cilt.67, ss.529-535, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 67 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s10064-008-0164-z
  • Dergi Adı: BULLETIN OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.529-535

Özet

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.