Spatio-Temporal Trend Analysis of the Depth and Salinity of the Groundwater, Using Geostatistics Integrated with GIS, of the Menemen Irrigation System, Western Turkey

Karatas B. S., ÇAMOĞLU G., ÖLGEN M. K.

EKOLOJI, vol.22, no.86, pp.36-47, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 86
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5053/ekoloji.2013.865
  • Journal Name: EKOLOJI
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.36-47
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


A rise in the level of the water table to the effective root zone results in decreasing yields because of salinity and sodicity, and eventually such areas cannot be cultivated. For sustainable irrigated agriculture, the salinity and level of the water table should be monitored continuously and held within tolerable limits.