Quality Characteristics of groundwater resources in Almyros Basin coastal area, Magnesia Prefecture Greece

  • Ch. Myriounis
  • G. Dimopoulos
  • A. Manakos
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In this paper, groundwater quality characteristics of the coastal area of Almyros hydrological basin, which belongs in the Magnesia Prefecture, Greece are analyzed. Geological, tectonic and stromatographic conditions of the coastal area, are described. Description and analysis of the hydrogeological conditions that dominate the region and the quality characteristics of groundwater resources of the area follows. Particular attention is given to the phenomena of seawater intrusion and nitrate pollution. The general conclusion is that groundwater resources of the study area are affected by the seawater intrusion phenomenon, mainly at the northern and the southern area of the coastal region, due to local geological and tectonic characteristics, refreshing conditions and overexploitation of the groundwater resources.


Quality Characteristic Groundwater Resource Seawater Intrusion Coastal Aquifer Quaternary Sediment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ch. Myriounis
    • 1
  • G. Dimopoulos
    • 2
  • A. Manakos
    • 3
  1. 1.IgoumenitsaGreece
  2. 2.School of GeologyAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  3. 3.Department of Central MacedoniaI.G.M.E.ThessalonikiGreece

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