Asian Journal of Information Technology

Year: 2016
Volume: 15
Issue: 24
Page No. 5218 - 5225

An Indirect Estimation of Soil Quality Changes Resulting from Groundwater Use in Sistan and Baluchistan

Authors : Hamed Biglari, Somayeh Rahdar, Mehdi Saeidi, Mohammad Reza Narooie, Arsalan Salimi, Razieh Khaksefidi, Mohammad Mehdi Baneshi, Morteza Ahamadabadi and Vali Alipour

Abstract: Soil salinity and its exacerbation resulting from water quality effects decrease product quality and cause specific ion toxicity in plants. The present study examined the Sodium Adsorption Ratio (SAR) and Sodium Soluble Percentage (SSP) indicators of groundwater resources to indirect evaluate the water quality effects on the soil of Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran. For this purpose, 655 samples were collected during 9 years from groundwater wells with agricultural land use in fixed sitesofthe province. After measuring the parameters of sodium, calcium, magnesium, potassium, chloride, sulfate, phosphate and electrical conductivity of the samples, the SAR and the SSP were determined using Microsoft Excel Software and then their distribution throughout the province was detected by GISV10 Software. The results showed that the quality of 98% of groundwater resources with agricultural land use in the province based on the SSP and the SAR, respectively was dubious to unsustainable and unusable. No doubt, indiscriminate use of these water resources exacerbates soil degradation in the region, especially in the cities of Iranshahr, Saravan and Khash and will change seriously biodiversity of crop plants in these regions in the future.

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Hamed Biglari, Somayeh Rahdar, Mehdi Saeidi, Mohammad Reza Narooie, Arsalan Salimi, Razieh Khaksefidi, Mohammad Mehdi Baneshi, Morteza Ahamadabadi and Vali Alipour, 2016. An Indirect Estimation of Soil Quality Changes Resulting from Groundwater Use in Sistan and Baluchistan. Asian Journal of Information Technology, 15: 5218-5225.

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