International Geological Journal - Official Journal of the Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association

HYDROGEOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF THE PODHALE FLYSCH (CENTRAL WESTERN CARPATHIANS, POLAND) IN THE LIGHT OF STUDIES ON WATER STORAGE CAPACITY

Pages: 77 - 81

Authors: JOZEF CHOWANIEC

Abstract: The paper presents an analysis of the variability in fissuring with depth in the flysch deposits of the Podhale Basin (Central Western Carpathians). Within the stratigraphic sequence of the Podhale Flysch of nearly 3000 m, a fractured and permeable 80–100 m thick, near-surface zone is very important for the water flow. The thickness of this zone varies and depends mainly on the lithologic development of the flysch deposits and on their morphological position. In the shaly Szaflary and Zakopane Beds (and also in the beds from Brzegi) its thickness reaches only 50 m, while in the Chocholów Beds, where sandstone predominates, it reaches 100 m. The obtained results are comparable to the regional statistical evaluation of data from the Outer Western Carpathians.

Keywords: Central Western Carpathians, Poland, Podhale Flysch, water active exchange zone, hydrogeological parameters, water storage capacity, flysch

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