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A Study of Groundwater Cycle in Yongding River Basin by Using δD, δ18O and Hydrochemical Data

  • 1.Key Laboratory of Water Cycle and Related Land Surface Processes, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources
    Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China; 2.Key Laboratory for Hydraulic and Water Transport Engineering of Chongqing City,
    Chongqing Jiaotong University, Chongqing 400074, China; 3.Chiba University, Chiba 263- 8522, Japan

Received date: 2007-02-03

  Revised date: 2007-03-03

  Online published: 2007-05-15


By using environmental isotopes and hydrochemical components as tracers in surveying water circulation, this paper revealed the groundwater circulation characteristics in the Yongding River Basin.By field surveying and groundwater sampling in the shallow and deep aquifers, the hydrochemistry and hydrogen and oxygen isotope components were measured.Then the spatial distribution rule and evolvement tendency of δD and δ18O and hydrochemical components of the groundwater in the deep and low aquifers were analyzed for revealing the groundwater cycle characteristics in the Yongding River Basin.The results indicated that the main recharge source of the groundwater in the piedmont region is precipitation, and evaporation process of different degrees has undergone after groundwater recharge from rainfall in the basin. Feeble evaporation process has occurred in the mountain region and intene evaporation process in the plain region, especially intense evaporation-concentration process for the groundwater in the shallow aquifer in the plain region.The hydrochemical characteristics of the groundwater manifested that the mineralization degree of the groundwater ascends gradually from the mountain region and the piedmont plain to the seashore plain, and from the shallow aquifer to the deep aquifer.Evident inter-aquifer recharge phenomena exist between the shallow groundwater and the deep aquifer under the plain.While the phenomenon of seawater encroaching to the aquifer does not exist.

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YU Jing-jie1, SONG Xian-fang1, LIU Xiang-chao2, YANG Cong1, TANG Chang-yuan1,3, . A Study of Groundwater Cycle in Yongding River Basin by Using δD, δ18O and Hydrochemical Data[J]. JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES, 2007 , 22(3) : 415 -423 . DOI: 10.11849/zrzyxb.2007.03.011


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