Journal of Geography  & Natural Disasters

Journal of Geography  & Natural Disasters
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0587


Heavy Metal Concentrations on Umurbey River Sediment, West Anatolia


Umurbey River is one of the big rivers which drains through Dardanelles. Sediment samples collected from talvegue points along the upper and lower streams the main rivers in Umurbey (Turkey). The main aim of study, heavy metal levels in the Umurbey river sediments identifying intended to create a database for the future. Sediments were subjected to content analysis on the heavy metals like Mn, Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, Pb, and Al from the river sediment for the purpose of environment assessment. It’s were analyzed by either atomic absorption spectrophotometry. Analyses of the whole sample as well as the fine fraction (<63 μm) of the samples were carried out. The data show remarkable high metal level in Mn (1959.8 ppm) concentration. Umurbey River has effecting by to natural background reservoir.