Statistical assessment of seasonal variations in water quality for different regions in Lake Van (Türkiye)

Turan A., Aldemir A.

Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, vol.195, no.1, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 195 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10661-022-10820-3
  • Journal Name: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, ABI/INFORM, Aqualine, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Compendex, EMBASE, Environment Index, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, Geobase, Greenfile, MEDLINE, Pollution Abstracts, Public Affairs Index, Veterinary Science Database, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Correlation, Lake Van, Regression, Statistical data analysis, Water pollution control, Water quality parameters
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.On earth, surface water bodies interact and change with the natural ecosystems. These surface waters and water quality may be adversely affected due to different factors. To analyze the effects, parameters indicating water pollution and quality and the possible causes of these parameters should be examined. In addition, environmental pollution issues should be controlled by taking measures. The most important surface water body in the province of Van, located in the east of Türkiye, is the biggest soda Lake Van. The population density around the lake, human polluting factors, unconscious beach use, inadequate wastewater treatment, agriculture and livestock activities, small-scale industrial areas, and chemicals used create a pollution effect. In the study, data were obtained during year of 2018 from six important sampling points around Lake Van and from the middle of the lake. Twenty-seven water quality parameters were analyzed separately and together. These variables’ yearly values were evaluated with Turkish Surface Water Quality Regulation (TSWQR, 2015). As a result, these points were determined to have class I in terms of water parameters according to the seasonal data. The basic descriptive statistics were compared with the regulation, and max, mean, and min values were examined. Data analyzed were done with probability-normality, trend analysis, correlation, and regression methods. The results of this study are that general parameters were normal and the quality of the six points continued to be similar. Na+, Cl−, salinity, and TDS were highly correlated, while DO and F were high matrix value parameters. EC, TDS, and SS regression equations provided high correlation parameters.