Quality of ground water in the coastal aquifer near Visakhapatnam, India

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doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.1976.tb03118.x
Authors:Sarma, V. V. Jagannadha; Krishnaiah, N.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Andhra University, Department of Geophysics, Waltair, India
Volume Title:Ground Water
Source:Ground Water, 14(5), p.290-295. Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of National Ground Water Association, Westerville, OH, United States. ISSN: 0017-467X
Publication Date:1976
Note:In English. 9 refs.; illus., incl. 3 tables, sketch maps
Summary:A study of the quality of ground water from 250 open wells in the coastal aquifer of Kaniti-Paravada near Visakhapatnam, India brings out the fact that the occurrence of highly brackish waters in certain localized pockets is due to the hydrogeological processes going on in the area and not due to the influence of the sea. The phenomenon is verified by determining standard ratios of tracing sea-water contamination like Ca/Mg, Cl/HCo3' and TA/TH. Conductivity and sodium adsorption ratio are also determined for finding out the alkali hazard, to supplement the observations.
Subjects:Adsorption; Aquifers; Brackish water; Chloride ion; Chlorine; Coastal aquifers; Concentration; Degradation; Electrical conductivity; Fissures; Fluctuations; Ground water; Halogens; Pollution; Salinization; Salt-water intrusion; Sea water; Solutes; Water quality; Water resources; Water table; Weathering; Andhra Pradesh India; Asia; Eastern Ghats; Ghats; India; Indian Peninsula; Visakhapatnam India; Kaniti-Paravada Aquifer
Coordinates:N173200 N174200 E0831500 E0830500
Record ID:2016060998
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2018 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, United Kingdom
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