Articles | Volume 24, issue 11
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 5655–5672, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-5655-2020
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 5655–5672, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-5655-2020
Research article
27 Nov 2020
Research article | 27 Nov 2020

Hydraulic and geochemical impact of occasional saltwater intrusions through a submarine spring in a karst and thermal aquifer (Balaruc peninsula near Montpellier, France)

Marie-Amélie Pétré et al.

Related authors

Transit Time index (TTi) as an adaptation of humification index to illustrate transit time differences in karst hydrosystems. Application to the karst springs of Fontaine de Vaucluse system (Southeastern France)
Leïla Serène, Christelle Batiot-Guilhe, Naomi Mazzilli, Christophe Emblanch, Milanka Babic, Julien Dupont, Roland Simler, Matthieu Blanc, and Gérard Massonnat
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-2022-100,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-2022-100, 2022
Revised manuscript accepted for HESS
Short summary

Related subject area

Subject: Groundwater hydrology | Techniques and Approaches: Modelling approaches
Karst spring discharge modeling based on deep learning using spatially distributed input data
Andreas Wunsch, Tanja Liesch, Guillaume Cinkus, Nataša Ravbar, Zhao Chen, Naomi Mazzilli, Hervé Jourde, and Nico Goldscheider
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 2405–2430, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-2405-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-2405-2022, 2022
Short summary
HESS Opinions: Chemical transport modeling in subsurface hydrological systems – space, time, and the “holy grail” of “upscaling”
Brian Berkowitz
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 2161–2180, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-2161-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-2161-2022, 2022
Short summary
Spatiotemporal variations in water sources and mixing spots in a riparian zone
Guilherme E. H. Nogueira, Christian Schmidt, Daniel Partington, Philip Brunner, and Jan H. Fleckenstein
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 1883–1905, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-1883-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-1883-2022, 2022
Short summary
Delineation of discrete conduit networks in karst aquifers via combined analysis of tracer tests and geophysical data
Jacques Bodin, Gilles Porel, Benoît Nauleau, and Denis Paquet
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 1713–1726, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-1713-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-1713-2022, 2022
Short summary
Reactive transport modeling for supporting climate resilience at groundwater contamination sites
Zexuan Xu, Rebecca Serata, Haruko Wainwright, Miles Denham, Sergi Molins, Hansell Gonzalez-Raymat, Konstantin Lipnikov, J. David Moulton, and Carol Eddy-Dilek
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 755–773, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-755-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-755-2022, 2022
Short summary

Cited articles

Aggarwal, J. K. and Palmer, M. R.: Boron isotope analysis. A review, Analyst, 120, 1301–1307, 1995. 
Aggarwal, J. K., Mezger, K., Pernicka, E., and Meixner, A.: The effect of instrumental mass bias on δ11B measurements: a comparison between thermal ionisation mass spectrometry and multiple-collector ICP-MS, Int. J. Mass Spectrom., 232, 259–263, 2004. 
Albéric, P.: River backflooding into a karst resurgence (Loiret, France), J. Hydrol., 286, 194–202, 2004. 
Aquilina, L., Deluchat, V., Brach, M., Bakalowicz, M., Le Strat, P., and Giraud, F.: Etude géochimique des eaux souterraines autour du bassin de Thau, 15 fig., 4 tabl., 2 annexes, Rap. BRGM R39530, BRGM, France, p. 58, 1997. 
Aquilina, L., Ladouche, B., Dörfliger, N., Seidel, J. L., Bakalowicz, M., Dupuy, C., and Le Strat, P.: Origin, evolution and residence time of saline thermal fluids (Balaruc springs, southern France): implications for fluid transfer across the continental shelf, Chem. Geol., 192, 1–21, 2002. 
Download
Short summary
We studied the impact of occasional saltwater intrusions into the karst aquifer of the Balaruc peninsula (France). Using hydrogeological and geochemical data, this study shows that the hydraulic impact on the aquifer is rapid and of regional extent, whereas the geochemical impact is observed at the local scale and is temporally persistent. This research supports groundwater management by providing a better understanding of the hydrodynamics and recovery of the aquifer after saltwater intrusions.