Comparison of three applied methods of groundwater vulnerability mapping: A case study from the Florina basin, Northern Greece

  • N. Kazakis
  • K. Voudouris
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Three different methods of intrinsic groundwater vulnerability mapping were applied in the alluvial aquifer of Florina basin (NW Greece), covering an area of 180 km2. Vulnerability maps were produced using the parametric methods DRASTIC, GOD, AVI and the results are compared and evaluated. The three methods use different number of parameters with different weight and produce relatively different results. The comparison between these methods shows that the GOD method has the stronger correlation with the other two methods and produces vulnerability maps comparable with DRASTIC and AVI method.


Alluvial Aquifer Groundwater Vulnerability Vulnerability Class Aquifer Vulnerability Drastic Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Kazakis
    • 1
  • K. Voudouris
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Geology, Laboratory of Engineering Geology and HydrogeologyAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece

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