In this study, some heavy metal levels in the wetlands of Gölbaşı Lake in Adıyaman, Gavur Lake in Kahramanmaraş and Amik Lake in Hatay province were investigated. 24 soil samples were taken by taking a cross-section from the lake mirror, on the soils formed on the materials formed around the wetland and moved to the lake area. The total contents of heavy metals nickel (Ni), chromium (Cr), copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn) in soil pollution parameters were determined. For this purpose, the tri-acid digestion method was applied to the soil and an inductively coupled plasma device was used. According to the data obtained, the total concentrations of Ni, Cr, Cu and Zn were changed between 49.04-1954.094 mg kg-1, 36.65-1630.609 mg kg-1, 7.02-48.776 mg kg-1 and 7.607-34.788 mg kg-1 respectively. In addition, it has been determined that the measured parameters do not exceed the pollution limit values of Cu and Zn heavy metals except Ni and Cr associated with the main material. Cr and Ni in the research field soil where the heavy metal pollutions (Gavur Lake>Amik Lake>Gölbaşı Lake), Cu and Zn were free of heavy metals. It has been concluded that especially the rocks where the soils are formed are limestone, basalt and serpentine rocks, which may have an effect on the excess of Cr and Ni heavy metals.
Wetland, Soil, Soil pollution, Heavy metals