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[AHW26-02] Study on origin of high- pH spring in Yuzawa Geopark, Akita
Keywords:high-pH spring, multi tracer, environmental isotopes, Yuzawa geopark
The high-pH spring discharges from joint of Neogene clay layer, and white deposit (calcite?) was found in the joint around of discharge point. pH and EC of the high-pH spring were 9.7 to 9.9 and 460 to 480 μS/cm, respectively. Groundwater quality showed Na-HCO3 type. As for δ18O and δD, the high-pH spring was located along local meteoric water line (d=20). Considering the correlation between isotopic ratios and elevation of discharge points that were obtained from the springs that were collected in wide area of the geopark, elevation of the recharge area of the high-pH spring was estimated more than 400 masl. However, this value was much higher than the elevation of topographical recharge area of the high-pH spring. The results of this study suggest that the high-pH spring may be recharged by regional groundwater flow system and may have long travel time.