Salinity

Salinity is the saltiness or dissolved salt content (such as sodium chloride, magnesium and calcium sulfates, and bicarbonates) of a body of water or in soil.

Read more about Salinity:  Definitions, Systems of Classification of Water Bodies Based Upon Salinity, Environmental Considerations

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South Aral Sea - Salinity
... In 2007, the western basin had a salinity of 70 g/l and the eastern basin 100 g/l ... the eastern basin may receive water from the Amu Darya in wet years, fluctuating in salinity and flooding an area of up to 4500 kmĀ² in salt water to a depth of about one meter, which would ... from the Amu Darya directly to the deeper western basin could lower its salinity enough to allow resumption of local fisheries, while allowing the eastern basin to desiccate almost entirely ...
Lake Timsah - Environment
... Lake Timsah is a brackish lake that experiences significant variations in salinity ... Human engineering projects have impacted salinity, with resulting changes in the lake's biota ... Decreases in salinity were noted as early as 1871 following Suez Canal construction, and subsequent enlargement of the channel from the Nile and other ...
Lake Gore - Description - Hydrology
... The salinity of the river varies depending on rainfall, the minimum salinity is recorded as 6.5ppt but the September mean is 52ppt ... Salinity levels rise as the lake dries out in summer ... The water quality and salinity levels are regularly monitored by local school students as part of the Ribbons of Blue program ...
Salinity - Environmental Considerations
... Salinity is an ecological factor of considerable importance, influencing the types of organisms that live in a body of water ... As well, salinity influences the kinds of plants that will grow either in a water body, or on land fed by a water (or by a groundwater) ... The degree of salinity in oceans is a driver of the world's ocean circulation, where density changes due to both salinity changes and temperature changes at the surface of the ocean ...
Land Clearing In Australia - Effects - Salinity
... Another consequence of land clearing is dryland salinity ... Dryland salinity is the movement of salt to the land surface via groundwater ... Salinity reduces plant productivity and affects the health of rivers and streams ...