Pinios Hydrologic Observatory - Greece

Basic Information
Site Name
Pinios Hydrologic Observatory
Short name
AGIAOBS
Country
Greece
Site Manager
Funding Agency
Site Description
Pinios basin is a large agro-ecosystem where intensified agricultural activities are exercised since early 1970’s. It has an aerial extent of 11,000km2, rugged topographic relief and a dense hydrologic network consisting of the 215km long river Pinios and its seven tributaries. Large groundwater systems do occur and support both the existing ecosystems and socio-economic activities. Lack of coordinated water resources management and the implemented agricultural malpractices has led to excessive groundwater level decline, aquifer compaction in some occasions and also groundwater quality deterioration, as documented by the retrieved historical data of hydrologic and hydrochemical parameters that date back to 1970’s. Sustainability of soil and water resources are threatened, especially in the climate change context. Key to the system’s sustainability is rationalization of water resources management, which requires deep understanding and quantification of dominant groundwater recharge mechanisms.
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2021-11-23 11:11:36

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General Characteristics and Status
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
2015
Observed properties
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Geographic
Size
4450.00ha
Elevation (average)
634.10msl
Elevation (min)
78.00msl
Elevation (max)
1508.60msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
LTER Greece (LTER_EU_GR_004)This site is a verified "LTER Greece" member.
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