Title: Interaction between different water bodies in a small catchment in the Paris basin (Brevilles, France): Tracing of multiple Sr sources through Sr isotopes coupled with Mg/Sr and Ca/Sr ratios. 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> journal article 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2008 
Availability: Applied Geochemistry 23(1), 58-75 
Author 1/Producer: Brenot A. 
Other Authors/Producers: Baran N., Petelet-Giraud E., Negrel P. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Publisher: Elsevier 
Article Weblink (=direct link): http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6V ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Diffuse pollution-->Monitoring
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater processes-->Geochemistry
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater processes-->Groundwater processes overview
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater processes-->Hydrogeology
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
Groundwater protection-->Planning-->Modelling
Groundwater protection-->Planning-->Planning overview
Groundwater protection-->Planning-->Reservoir mapping
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
Long description: The Cuise Sands Aquifer, located in a small agricultural catchment where agricultural practices are well documented, over a 5 year period showed significant disparities for major element concentrations, Sr concentrations, isotopic composition and pH values, depending on the groundwater sampling location. The use of strontium isotopes in combinaton with Mg/Sr and Ca/Sr ratios of groundwater was used to trace fertilizer contributions, which significantly modify the natural Sr isotopic signature of groundwater. The geochemical signature of groundwater also revealed the partial isolation of groundwater bodies in the catchment. Thus, the Sr isotopes coupled with Mg/Sr and Ca/Sr ratios have been applied with success to trace water pathways and recharge and assess the functionality of the system. 
Link to Project(s): AQUATERRA Integrated modelling of the river-sediment-soil-groundwater system; advanced tools for the management of catchment areas and river basins in the context of global change
Submitted By: Dr Antony Chapman WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 29/04/2009

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