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Saltvattenpåverkan i enskilda brunnar i kustnära områden: En undersökning av grundvattenförhållandena och riskerna för saltvattenpåverkan i S:t Annas skärgård, Östergötland
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Coastal areas are popular for housing, both for permanent living and holiday houses. At the same time, thin sediments and small storage capacity in the bedrock makes the ground water resources limited. The limited ground water resources combined with too large withdrawals of ground water makes salt water intrusion a problem in many coastal areas. This study examine the risk of salt water intrusion in drinking water supplying wells on the island Södra Finnö in S:t Anna archipelago, Östergötland, Sweden. A calculation of the relation between ground water recharge and withdrawal is obtained to analyze the ground water balance in the area. To investigate the thickness of the freshwater in the aquifer, the Ghyben-Herzberg principle is used, based on measurements of ground water levels in the area. The study also includes a GIS-analyze to investigate the risk of salt water intrusion for specific wells, and water samples analyzed for conductivity and sodium. The results show a positive ground water balance, which indicate the area is not to be seen as a risk area for salt water intrusion. However, the GIS-analyze and the water samples shows that some specific wells are in risk of, or has already been effected from, salt water intrusion. 

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2013. , 54 p.
Keyword [sv]
Grundvatten, saltvattenpåverkan, dricksvatten
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Oceanography, Hydrology, Water Resources
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-90879OAI: diva2:627920
Available from: 2013-06-18 Created: 2013-06-12 Last updated: 2013-08-01Bibliographically approved

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