Report and recommendations on surface water resources investigation in Turkey

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Abstract

Turkey is in a state of transition from an agricultural and pastoral economy to an economy that combines agriculture and industry. Such a transition includes use of water resources for water power, irrigation, manufacturing, and domestic uses. The control of streams for multiple purposes invariably leads to conflicts of interest. Several Turkish streams rise in or flow into other countries. For these reasons, data on the flow of streams over a fairly long period of time are needed in order to plan the most beneficial use and control of the streams of Turkey.

This report deals largely with the collection of surface water data. The need for data on suspended sediment is considered briefly. In some areas of Turkey ground-water resources are now being studied by a team of Turkish and American geologists and engineers.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Unnumbered Series
Title Report and recommendations on surface water resources investigation in Turkey
DOI 10.3133/70202163
Year Published 1957
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Description v, 21 p.
Country Turkey