Using Stable Isotopes for Karstic Water Origin Assessment in Georgian Caucasus Mts.

George I. Melikadze, Peter Malik, Sophio G. Vepkhvadze, Marina Sh. Todadze, Ludmila E. Ghlonti, Tornike G. Chikadze

Abstract


In order to assess karstic water origin and groundwater flow routes, mapping of the territory of West Georgia by using stable isotope application was initiated. Isotopic composition of various karstic groundwater sources in recharge and discharge areas of karst aquifers was studied on samples taken in the territory of southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus mountains. 


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karstic water, stable isotopes, mapping

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