SALINE WATER RESOURCES IN CLUJ-NAPOCA SURROUNDINGS
B. CZELLECZ, I. GÁBOR, L. RAVASZ, G. ȘCHIOPU, N. SZOPOS
ABSTRACT. – Saline water resources in Cluj-Napoca surroundings. Saline waters are usually researched in those places where it is used for balneotherapy or other industrial purposes. The aim of this study is to describe the saline water sources from less known areas, as they are an important natural mineral water resource. Twenty nine water samples were analyzed from Cojocna-Pata-Sopor region, thirteen of them can be considered saline waters. The visited locations are 21, 15 and 3 km far from Cluj-Napoca. Highly concentrated springs are to be found in the old mine area from Pata village and in the slough from Cojocna. Beside the well known saline lakes from Cojocna, five other saline lakes were identified; most of them are having artificial origin.
Keywords: saline water, springs, lakes, water chemistry, Cojocna-Pata-Sopor region.