Document Type : Original Article


School of Earth Science and Engineering,Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Integrated Regulation and Resource Development on Shallow Lakes, Hohai University, Nanjing, 210098, China



Balance management and the health improvement of the limited groundwater resources are unavoidable to prevent of water scarcity. The irrigation drainable water is the main factors of groundwater contamination that depended on leaching amount, type of surface contaminants and used fertilizer provided the different levels of pollution. In this research, the effect of deep percolation amount on nitrate concentration and salinity in Shahrekord plain is analyzed. The sensitivity of chemical parameters such as Ca, SO4, Cl, Na, K, HCO3 relative to season variation, also nitrate distribution in 80 to 86 years are investigated. For this subject, 10 agricultural areas were identified and estimated their discharge volume and deep percolation. The result show that the groundwater nitrate concentration in the summer season is depended on depletion volume from the effective limitation with R-squared value equal to 0.9, except two cases that NO3 is under the wastewater effect. Na, K and HCO3 in the winter season have a significant difference rather than summer. Also nitrate mapping indicated that the considerable part of groundwater nitrate is happen by leaching in the agricultural lands.