INSTITUTO DE GEOCRONOLOGIA Y GEOLOGIA ISOTOPICA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
congresos y reuniones científicas
Caracterización Isotópica del Acuifero Guarani Aflorante en el Norte de Uruguay.
COLLAZO, MARIA PAULA; DAPEÑA, CRISTINA; AUGE, MIGUEL; MONTAÑO, JORGE
Paraná, Entre Ríos
Congreso; V Congreso Argentino de Hidrogeología- Taller de Acuiferos Fronterizos; 2007
Grupo Argentino Asociación Internacional de Hidrogeología y Facultad de Ciencias Agropecuarias de la Universidad Nacional de Entre Ríos
The outcrop area of the Guaraní Aquifer (AG) is located in northern and northern-central Uruguay, including parts of the Rivera and Tacuarembó departments. The outcropping Guarani Aquifer (AGa), is made up of two units. The upper unit is restricted to the North and contained in the Rivera Formation is named Rivera Unit (UR). The lower unit is contained in the Tacuarembó Formation and occurs throughout all the studied area, and is named Tacuarembó Unit (UT). The Rivera Unit is made up of fine to medium reddish a eolian sandstone. It covers only the 15 % of the AGa, its thickness being in average 65 m and reaching maximum values of 100 m at high topographic levels (250 to 300 m asl). The Tacuarembó Unit is made up of fine to very fine sandstones, with clayey siltstone intercalations, of pale and pink colours. Average thickness of this unit is 100 m. It represents a hydrogeological unit of regional extension, of free to semiconfined behaviour. The isotopic composition (d2H, d18O) of the total groundwater shows similar values to the averages measured in the stations of the GNIP, indicating their meteoric origin. The values average d18O and d2H for the Unit Tacuarembó are respectively -5,6 and -31,5 and for the Unit Rivera are -5,4 and -30,4. The contents of 3H of the aquifer Rivera groundwater indicate smaller times of traffic and they are located in the watershed divisor.