During the last decades, the concomitance of a relatively dry period (i.e. low precipitations) affecting the Aegean Region and the huge increase of the cotton cultivation in large sectors of Thessaly, central Greece, forced people to search for new water resources to provide the needs. Accordingly, during the seventies and eighties, the synergy of the natural phenomenon with the inappropriate agricultural choice, was coupled with the drilling of an almost uncontrolled number of boreholes across the entire area. These water-wells that mainly exploit the alluvial multi-aquifer system of the Larissa Plain caused a significant downdrop of the piezometric level that critically exceeded the capacity to regenerate the underground natural hydraulic conditions. As a consequence, a quantitative and sometimes qualitative degradation of the water resources occurred.

Some remarks on water resources degradation and ground fissures formation in Thessaly, Greece

RAPTI, Dimitra;CAPUTO, Riccardo
2011

Abstract

During the last decades, the concomitance of a relatively dry period (i.e. low precipitations) affecting the Aegean Region and the huge increase of the cotton cultivation in large sectors of Thessaly, central Greece, forced people to search for new water resources to provide the needs. Accordingly, during the seventies and eighties, the synergy of the natural phenomenon with the inappropriate agricultural choice, was coupled with the drilling of an almost uncontrolled number of boreholes across the entire area. These water-wells that mainly exploit the alluvial multi-aquifer system of the Larissa Plain caused a significant downdrop of the piezometric level that critically exceeded the capacity to regenerate the underground natural hydraulic conditions. As a consequence, a quantitative and sometimes qualitative degradation of the water resources occurred.
2011
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