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Wolfgang Wagner; Sozos L. Zomenis; Dieter Plöthner:

Groundwater Quality in the Region between Nicosia, Larnaca and Limassol, Cyprus

1990. 56 pages, 17 figures, 7 tables, 3 maps, 17x24cm, 400 g
Language: English

(Geologisches Jahrbuch Reihe C, Band C 54)

ISBN 978-3-510-96203-7, paperback, price: 20.00 €

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hydrogeologygrqoundwater qualitycyprus

Contents

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1 General background and scope of the mapping of groundwater quality in
Cyprus 6
2 Concept and procedure for preparation of the map 10
2.1 Contents of the map 10
2.2 General information on hydrology and water management 11
2.3 General hydrogeological information 12
2.4 Classification of groundwater quality for domestic supply 13
2.5 Classification of groundwater quality for irrigation 16
2.6 Information used 21
3 Geology and hydrogeology of the mapped region 22
3.1 General features: Location, topography, climate and drainage 22
3.2 Geological formations 23
3.3 Aquifer properties of the major geological formations 28
4 Water quality characteristics of major aquifers 29
4.1 Igneous rocks of the Troodos Massif 29
4.2 Consolidated rocks in the Circum-Troodos Sedimentary Succession 35
4.2.1 Fissured aquifers: chalk, sandstone, calcarenite 35
4.2.2 Karst aquifers: gypsum, limestone 42
4.3 Sand, gravel and sandstone aquifers in the plain areas 43
4.3.1 Central and Western Mesaoria 43
4.3.2 Coastal and river plains between Larnaca and Limassol 47
5 Quality of utilized groundwater resources-summary 49
5.1 Major and secondary groundwater resources with good water
quality 49
5.2 Minor groundwater resources with good water quality 53
5.3 Extensive aquifers with marginal water quality 53
5.4 Brackish and saline groundwater 54
5.5 Conclusions 54
6 References 55
Attached Maps:
Groundwater quality map of the Nicosia-Larnaca-Limassol region (Cyprus)
Sheet 1: Locations and water management,
Sheet 2: Suitability of groundwater for domestic use,
Sheet 3: Suitability of groundwater for irrigation.