Estimation of amount of groundwater pumping discharge and its effect on salinization of groundwater around Ito campus, Kyushu University

Keisuke Konishi, Yoshinari Hiroshiro

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Abstract

Kyushu University has been constructing its new campus (Ito Campus) in an area spanning the Motooka-Kuwabara district in Fukuoka City. Agriculture is active in this area and a large amount of groundwater is used for irrigation and horticultural facilities. In recent years, land development for house building has proceeded and one of groundwater recharge sources, paddy area has decreased. Therefore, it is the urgent need to grasp the total amount of groundwater discharge by pumping wells. It was estimated that dividing into three usage ways; for living, agriculture and business. The result shows the daily average groundwater discharge is approximately 635m3 and the percentages of groundwater usage are 59 percent for agriculture, 38 percent for living and 3 percent for business. Next, saline-affected groundwater by effects of groundwater pumping was evaluated from value changes of EC (electrical conductivity), Na and Cl at the wells for agriculture. Consequently, it was revealed that groundwater pumping has an effect on salinization of groundwater and its influences were reflected on the groundwater quality about one month later.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages18
JournalMemoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University
Volume76
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy(all)
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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