Physico-chemical and biological characteristics of thermal springs in Koycegiz and Dalaman basins in southwestern Turkey and recommendations for their protection

Kazanci N., Girgin S.

WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.43, no.5, pp.211-221, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.211-221
  • Keywords: algae, meromictic Lake Koycegiz, physico-chemistry, protection, thermal spring, Turkey, zooplankton
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Many hydrogeological researches exist on the thermal springs of Turkey but limnological researches are very deficient. The results of the limnological research of the thermal springs in the basin of the meromictic lake Koycegiz and Dalaman Basin are as follows; the thermal springs are of euthermal or chliarothermal types. In the thermal springs thermotolerant diatoms constituted the major plankton flora. Recommendations for the protection of thermal springs are given according to the results of this research.