Isotopic composition (δ18O and δd) of the shallow groundwater in the Poyang Lake basin

E. A. Soldatova, Z. Sun, N. V. Guseva

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The article is focused on the identification of evaporation and other natural processes which affect the isotopic composition of shallow groundwater in the Poyang Lake basin, such as water-rock interaction and mixing of the shallow groundwater and surface water. For this purpose the dual isotope approach (δD-H2O and δ18O-H2O) was used. The samples were collected from domestic wells around the Poyang Lake. The value of δD obtained for the shallow groundwater ranges from -21.5 to -42.6°/°°. The δ18O value varies from -3.5 to -7.1°/°°. It was found that the shallow groundwater of the Poyang Lake catchment is of meteoric origin. The influence of evaporation on the isotopic composition of shallow groundwater is negligible and observed mainly during the dry season. The deviation from the local meteoric water line, especially during the rainy season, may be explained by the processes in the water-rock system, but this issue is required further research.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012011
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2016
EventInternational Conference on Modern Problems of Hydrogeology, Geology Engineering and Hydrogeoecology of Eurasia, SPGE 2015 - Tomsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 23 Nov 201527 Nov 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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