ISSN: 1304-7191 | E-ISSN: 1304-7205
Water quality assessment of Dam Lakes located in Edirne province (Turkey)
1Trakya University, İpsala Vocational School, Department of Laboratory Technology, EDIRNE
2Dumlupınar University, Department of Biology, KUTAHYA
3Trakya University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, EDIRNE
Sigma J Eng Nat Sci 2017; 35(4): 743-750
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Edirne Province is located in the Thrace part of Marmara Region and intensive agricultural activities are conducted around the city, because of contained rich soil and much freshwater resources. In this study, water
quality of Sultanköy (İpsala District), Altınyazı (Uzunköprü District), Süloğlu (Süloğlu District), and Kadıköy (Keşan District) Dam Lakes, which were constructed by DSİ (State Water Works) in order to provide irrigation water (Sultanköy and Altınyazı) and drinking water (Süloğlu and Kadıköy) to the places where they are located on, were investigated. For this purpose, water samples were collected from the output locations of
all the reservoirs in spring season of 2016. Total of 13 physiochemical water quality parameters (pH, conductivity, TDS, salinity, turbidity, nitrate, nitrite, phosphate, sulfate, chemical oxygen demand, total carbon, total inorganic carbon and total organic carbon) were measured. Also Cluster Analysis (CA) was applied to detected data in order to classify the reservoirs in terms of contamination levels. According to detected data, pollution levels of the investigated dam lakes as follows; Sultanköy > Altınyazı > Kadıköy > Süloğlu in general. According to the results of CA, 3 statistically significant clusters were formed, which were corresponded to Süloğlu Dam Lake (Cluster 1); Kadıköy and Altınyazı Dam Lakes (Cluster 2); Sultanköy
Dam Lake (Cluster 3).