Sinkholes caused by agricultural excess water using and administrative traces of the process

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Aziz Cumhur Kocalar


The climate crisis has made the water footprint more important. The imbalances in the current water cycle of the planet are obvious. In addition to the settlement pressure caused by rapid urbanization, increasing population and migration to cities, environmental pollution and distorted changes created by excessive water use also cause ecological damage. The study reveals the striking dimensions of the change in water consumption in recent years with field examples from the Central Anatolia Region. The collapse of the ceilings of the karstic caves is the cause of the sinkhole formations. This is because the overuse of agricultural water has reduced the underground water reserves. We are shown by the administrative records of the research that it would be appropriate to immediately correct the causes and critically reevaluate the apparent results. Otherwise, the process's negative impact on the environment is increasing the natural and social losses.

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Kocalar, A. C. (2023). Sinkholes caused by agricultural excess water using and administrative traces of the process. Advanced Engineering Science, 3, 15–20. Retrieved from


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