Some Limonological Properties of Selevir Dam Lake

BULUT S., MERT R., Solak K., Konuk M.

EKOLOJI, cilt.20, ss.13-22, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 80
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5053/ekoloji.2011.803
  • Dergi Adı: EKOLOJI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.13-22


This study was carried out to determine some limnological features of Selevir Dam Lake located on Kali creek in Suhut borough of Afyonkarahisar. The study has been carried out for 12 months starting from January 2001. In the study period, water specimens were taken from surface, 7m, and 14 m depth, respectively, from three stations collected monthly intervals. The average values of water parameters were found as follows: water temperature 13.01 degrees C, light permeability 2.9 m, pH 8.21, dissolved oxygen 8.25 mg/L, total hardness 14.72 mg/L, electrical conductivity 294,41 mu S cm(-1), The cations order; NH4+ > Ca+2>Mg+2>Na+ >K+, and the anions were HCO3-> NO2-> Cl-> SO4= > NO3-> PO4=, respectively. When its physico-chemical analyses results evaluated regarding to water pollution control regulation (WPCR), it was shown as the first class in accordance to average water temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, sodium, chloride, sulfate, nitrate, ammonium, organic material content and the 3rd class in accordance to its nitrit and phosphate contents. It could also be classified as medium hard water in terms of hardness value. These results suggested that although some parameters of the water are near to the limit values, its overall quality was found to be suitable for fish living. According to nitrite and phosphate values, Selevir Dam Lake was found to be at limit value for eutrophication control. Therefore, there is a need to redevelope the strategies of protection, utilization, and implementation of continuous monitoring program peculiar to this area.