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Quality regime of the water resources of Anthele Sperchios Delta area Fthiotida Prefecture

  • N. Stathopoulos
  • I. Koumantakis
  • E. Vasileiou
  • K. Markantonis
Part of the Environmental Earth Sciences book series (EESCI)

Abstract

The studied area of Anthele, is located in the last part (delta) of Sperchios River (Fthiotida prefecture). Τhe most significant problem that confronts, is the deterioration of surface water quality. Αt the eastern part of Sperchios River up to the coastline the water quality appears to be improper for irrigation. The water coming from the irrigation – drainage canals of the agricultural redistribution, in the east, south-southeastern part of the area is saline. Groundwater quality, in the west, between Anthele village and the national road appears to be good. At the eastern part of Anthele there are indications of degradation. The main sources of pollution are the agricultural activities, the deposition of solid and liquid wastes inside Sperchios River, the mineral - thermal waters in the south and southeast part and the intrusion of the sea in the low parts of Sperchios River and the coastal lowland zone. The region is declared as protected area (Natura), because of the appearance of specific environmental and ecological characteristics. The preservation and exploitation of the water resources is an important necessity for the improvement and further development of the area.

Keywords

Thermal Water Liquid Waste Surface Water Quality Irrigation Channel Irrigation Period 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Stathopoulos
    • 1
  • I. Koumantakis
    • 1
  • E. Vasileiou
    • 1
  • K. Markantonis
    • 1
  1. 1.Mining and Metallurgical Engineering School, Sector of Geological Sciences, Laboratory of Engineering Geology and HydrogeologyNational Technical University of AthensAthensGreece

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