JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

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[EJ] Poster

A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences) » A-HW Hydrology & Water Environment

[A-HW35] [EJ] Isotope Hydrology 2017

Sat. May 20, 2017 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL7)

convener:Masaya Yasuhara(Rissho Univ.), Kohei Kazahaya(Geological Survey of Japan, AIST), Kazuyoshi Asai(Geo Science Laboratory), Shinji Ohsawa(Institute for Geothermal Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University)

[AHW35-P07] Comparison of stable water isotopes between lake bottom springs and groundwater around Lake Kawaguchi at the northern foot of Mount Fuji

*Shinya Yamamoto1, Takashi Nakamura2, Yukihiko Serisawa3 (1.Mount Fuji Research Institute, Yamanashi Prefectural Government, 2.Interdisciplinary Graduate School, Research Center for River Basin Environment, University of Yamanashi, 3.Faculty of Education, University of Yamanashi)

Keywords:Fuji Five Lakes, springs, stable water isotopes

In Lake Kawaguchi, we previously reported the existence of lake bottom springs at the depth of 8 meters in the east of the Unoshima Island. Lower water isotope values around the springs indicate groundwater inflows from the surrounding mountains, however, the detailed source area of the springs was not determined due to the mixing with lake waters. In this study, we directly obtained spring water by scuba diving, and compared its water isotope ratios with those in groundwater around the lake collected at the same period. Water isotope values of the springs were higher than those in groundwater from the southern side of the lake, and showed more close values to groundwater from the northern side of the lake. This suggests that the source of the lake bottom springs is likely derived from Misaka Mountains.