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Journal: International journal of ecosystems and ecology science (IJEES) (Vol.11, No. 3)

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Page : 621-628

Keywords : groundwater; hydrochemistry; chemical classification; water type; aquifer.;

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The groundwater of the quaternary aquifer of Lushnja is the primary source of the public drinking water supply for the population and it is often use even for irrigation in the Lushnja district. Groundwater plays an important role in the supply of drinking water, functioning of ecosystems and the well-being of people. The study area is situated on the Peri-Adriatic Depression and is underlain by gravel deposits of Quaternary age. The Lushnja aquifer is characterized by alluvial deposits of Holocene lithologically represented by alevrites, sand, and gravel. It spreads almost all over the plain part of the Lushnja district from the Shkumbin River to the north, up to the Seman River to the south, and in the Fier-Shegan sector is connected to Berat's plain. The climate of the Lushnja area is characterized by Mediterranean subtropical sub area climate marked by short warm winters and long hot dry summer seasons. A total of 31 samples were collected in spring 2011. There were measured the concentration of major cations {(Na(+), Ca(2+), Mg(2+) and K(+)}, major anions {Cl(-), SO4 (2-) and HCO3 (-)}, electrical conductivity and total dissolved solids. The results of the hydrochemical analysis reveal that the order of cations dominance was Mg2+>Ca2+>(Na++K) for the cations and (HCO3− + CO32-) > Cl− for the anions. Further analysis shows that the main type of water of the groundwaters present in the Lushnja is (Mg2++Ca2+)−HCO3.

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