Hydrochemical investigation of water at Loussi Polje, N Peloponnesus, Hellas

  • R. Koutsi
  • G. Stournaras
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Loussi Polje, situated in the west of Helmos Mountain, N Peloponnesus, Greece, drains carbonate aquifers through several small karst springs. In the area, which is scarcely populated, few boreholes can be found, mostly used for irrigation purposes. In the framework of an integrated study of karst aquifer vulnerability, the physical and chemical characteristics of the water from these springs and boreholes were studied for two years. This paper deals with the hydrochemical analysis and results, in order to better understand the main factors that control the groundwater composition and its seasonal variations and to reveal the existence of any possible source of contamination.


Karst Aquifer Carbonate Aquifer Karst System Piper Diagram Karst Spring 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Koutsi
    • 1
  • G. Stournaras
    • 2
  1. 1.AthensGreece
  2. 2.Department of Geology and GeoenvironmentNational and Kapodistrian University of AthensAthensGreece

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