Distribution of Environmental Isotopes O18 and H2 in Water Resources in the Al-Taji Area, Northern Baghdad, Iraq

Authors

  • Ayat K. Abbood Department of Geology, College of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Enaam J. Abdullah Department of Geology, College of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Kamal B. Al-Paruany Ministry of Science and Technology (M.O.S.T)

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46717/igj.57.1A.10ms-2024-1-21

Keywords:

Stable isotopes; Deuterium excess; Tigris River; Tigris channel; Groundwater; N. Baghdad; Iraq

Abstract

In this study, the stable isotop 18O and 2H has been used to investigate the interaction of surface water (SW), and groundwater (GW) in Al-Taji district/ Northern Baghdad for two seasons (March and August 2022). 16 Samples were collected from water resources in the Al-Taji district (Tigris channel, Tigris River, and groundwater), in each season water samples from 8 Tigris channel, 5 drilled wells, and 3 Tigris River were taken for the analysis of the isotopes 18O and 2H. The average analysis results of 18O and 2H in the Tigris channel, Tigris River, and groundwater were found to be -3.435‰ and -18.6094‰, -2.07167‰ and -17.81‰, -4.125‰ and -34.707‰ respectively. The results, generally, show a comparable range of isotope content on the Tigris Channel and groundwater (W1 about 1 km from the Tigris Channel). This indicates a mixing/interconnection between groundwater and the Tigris River, and it could be concluded that the wells (W1 and Ch1 and Ch2) near the Tigris channel have been recharged or mixed from them. 

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Published

2024-01-25