In the paper some results of studies on the karstic aquifers of the western plain of Cuba are presented and discussed. The intensive exploitation of these aquifers for agriculture use and drinking water supply induces an increase of marine water intrusion, water salinisation and a progressive increase of chemical corrosion with a greater dissolution of carbonates. During the period of study (1983-1998) a trend in the deterioration of water quality was observed by means of a chronological series of hydrochloride content.
Castillo, Juan Reynerio Fagundo and Patricia González Hernandez.
Agricultural use and water quality at karstic Cuban western plain.
International Journal of Speleology,
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