Evaluation of the Usability of the Campus Area Water Resources as Irrigation Water: The Case of Van Yüzüncü Yıl University

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Atıcı A. A., Çakmakcı T.

6th International Congress on Environmental Research and Technology (ICERAT’21), Adana, Turkey, 13 - 14 December 2021, pp.96-106

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Adana
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.96-106
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Irrigation water quality shows whether the water source is suitable for its intended use or not. It is important to use quality irrigation water to reduce water-related problems for the environment, soil and plants. For this purpose, water samples were taken during the growing season (June, July and August) from 4 different water sources (S1, S2, S3, and S4) in Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Campus, and some physical and chemical properties (water tempature, EC, salinity, pH, total suspended solids (TSS), turbidity, Cl-, Ca+2, Mg+2, total harness, Na+, K+, CO32-, HCO3-, total alkalinity, NO3--N, NO2--N, NH3-N, total phosphorus (TP), PO43–, total iron, and SO42-) were determined. In addition, Sodium Adsorption Rate (SAR), Residual Sodium Carbonate (RSC), Sodium percentage (% Na), and Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) values were calculated from the data obtained. In the study, it was determined that the values of anion, cation, pH, turbidity, TSS, SAR, RSC and % Na in the irrigation waters in all stations did not exceed the limit values of the relevant regulations. As a result, it has been determined that the waters in S1 and S2 stations can be used for irrigation purposes without causing any problems. On the other hand, it is recommended that S3 and S4 stations are in the 3rd class irrigation (C3S1) class in terms of EC values in water, and that it should be used cautiously in irrigation of salt-sensitive plants and that the changes in dissolved salt content should be regularly monitored.