Hydrogeological investigation of Antalya basin concerning the future domestic water needs of Antalya City (Turkey)

Karaguzel R., Scholz R., Ebel B.

ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY, vol.38, no.2, pp.159-167, 1999 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s002540050411
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.159-167
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: No


A hydrogeological study has been carried out in Antalya travertine basin for the future domestic water supply of Antalya. Geological formations that could be used as an aquifer have been identified, and a hydrogeological map has been prepared. Water-quality analyses show that groundwater has been and is being contaminated by sewage discharge, industrial works, and other activities that create an ever-expending impact to the only available aquifer. Something should be done immediately to protect the aquifer from additional degradation.