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## Effects of Forest Fires on Water Sources

#### Ayla Bilgin [1] , Mustafa Aybar [2] , Bülent Sağlam [3]

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Effects of Forest Fires on Water Sources

Environmental pollution is the most important factor concerning destruction of water, soil and air ecosystems in the world. Water sources are one of the areas mostly affected by environmental pollution. It is required to obtain sustainable and accurate data concerning water quality so that qualifications, areal and temporal change of water sources can be understood. Quality of water sources from water basins consisting of forest lands might deteriorate due to natural disasters, forestry activities and use of forest lands for recreation purposes. Quality of water from forests which are not destructed or deteriorated due to natural disasters is generally quite high. Even though forest fires are favorable for the health of forests in the long term, they affect water quality of streams, lakes and rivers in water basins negatively. Researches reveal that forest fires or incineration of production waste in forests result in increase of chemical element amount on the soil surface. Certain amount of such elements remain dissolved, while others reach water sources through sediments. It is identified that N, P, K, Mg, Na, Ca, Mn, Cl and HCO3 concentrations increase 2 to 100 times in these sources. According to statistical data of the last 25 years, 2070 (on the average) forest fires occured and 11245 ha forest area is burned every year in our country. These forest fires result in pollution of water sources in addition to major environmental effects.

Primary Language EN Articles Author: Ayla Bilgin Author: Mustafa Aybar Author: Bülent Sağlam
 Bibtex @ { cbayarfbe254854, journal = {Celal Bayar University Journal of Science}, issn = {1305-130X}, eissn = {1305-1385}, address = {Celal Bayar University}, year = {2016}, volume = {12}, pages = {0 - }, doi = {10.18466/cbujos.61818}, title = {Effects of Forest Fires on Water Sources}, key = {cite}, author = {Bilgin, Ayla and Aybar, Mustafa and Sağlam, Bülent} } APA Bilgin, A , Aybar, M , Sağlam, B . (2016). Effects of Forest Fires on Water Sources. Celal Bayar University Journal of Science, 12 (2), . Retrieved from http://dergipark.org.tr/cbayarfbe/issue/23915/254854 MLA Bilgin, A , Aybar, M , Sağlam, B . "Effects of Forest Fires on Water Sources". Celal Bayar University Journal of Science 12 (2016): Chicago Bilgin, A , Aybar, M , Sağlam, B . "Effects of Forest Fires on Water Sources". Celal Bayar University Journal of Science 12 (2016): RIS TY - JOUR T1 - Effects of Forest Fires on Water Sources AU - Ayla Bilgin , Mustafa Aybar , Bülent Sağlam Y1 - 2016 PY - 2016 N1 - DO - T2 - Celal Bayar University Journal of Science JF - Journal JO - JOR SP - 0 EP - VL - 12 IS - 2 SN - 1305-130X-1305-1385 M3 - UR - Y2 - 2019 ER - EndNote %0 Celal Bayar University Journal of Science Effects of Forest Fires on Water Sources %A Ayla Bilgin , Mustafa Aybar , Bülent Sağlam %T Effects of Forest Fires on Water Sources %D 2016 %J Celal Bayar University Journal of Science %P 1305-130X-1305-1385 %V 12 %N 2 %R %U ISNAD Bilgin, Ayla , Aybar, Mustafa , Sağlam, Bülent . "Effects of Forest Fires on Water Sources". Celal Bayar University Journal of Science 12 / 2 (August 2016): 0-.