The Evaluation of the Possibility to Use the Water from Quarry Lakes for Irrigation
Bartosz Jawecki 1  
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Tomasz Kowalczyk 2  
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Ye Feng 3  
 
 
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Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Institute of Landscape Architecture, ul. Grunwaldzka 55, 50-357 Wrocław, Poland
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Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Institute of Environmental Protection and Development, pl. Grunwaldzki 24, 50-363 Wrocław, Poland
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Hunan Agricultural University in Changsha, Horticulture & Landscape College, No.1 Nongda Road, Furong District, Changsha City, Hunan Province, P.R. China
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Bartosz Jawecki   

Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Institute of Landscape Architecture, ul. Grunwaldzka 55, 50-357 Wrocław, Poland
Publish date: 2019-10-01
 
J. Ecol. Eng. 2019; 20(9):188–201
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The paper presents the evaluation of the possibility to use water from five quarry lakes located in County Strzelin for the purposes of agricultural irrigation. The evaluation was based on the guidelines provided by FAO and in PN-84/C-04635. The average values of water quality indicators were as follows: electrical conductivity – 0.365 mScm-1; Sodium Adsorption Ratio – 0.75; Total Dissolved Solids – 233.9 mgdm-3; water pH – 7.8; BOD5 – 1.6 mgO2dm-3, while the average ion concentrations were: nitrates – 1.6 mgN-NO3dm-3; sulphates – 188.5 mg SO4dm-3; chlorides – 30.95 mg Cldm-3; sodium 22.6, mg Nadm-3; manganese – 0.05 mg Mndm-3; and iron - 0.04 mg Fedm-3. The values of the analysed indicators were similar to the concentrations noted in natural lakes and unloaded water reservoirs. Water from the analysed quarry lakes met (with some minor limitations) the requirements that enable to use it for agricultural irrigation, in particular sprinkler irrigation