Temporal Change of Burdur Province Lakes Due to the Effect of Anthropogenic Pressure in the Last 43 Years (1975-2018)
Described as the world's natural richness museums, the wetlands are exposed to unrecoverable deep damages by the expansion of influence areas of agricultural and industrial activities. As a matter of fact, by mismanagement and misuse applications which have been followed, a wetland as large as three Van Lakes have lost its ecological and economical function for the last forty years due to reasons such as drying up, pollution etc. in Turkey. According to the Landsat satellite images obtained during the last 43 years, it was detected that lakes around Burdur Province was decreased. Hence, destruction of natural vegetation and significant pollution and contamination via fertilizers and chemcials used in agricultural lands, especially during the summer, are consequences of the Burdur Province Lakes. In consequence of the study, important changes have been found out in lakes at which are located the Burdur Province Lakes. According to the investigation results, 7 lakes located at the Burdur Province have narrowed distinctly in areal during the period of the recent 43 years. The eutrophication event an important threat of disappearing in 7 lakes of the Burdur Province. The most important narrowing have occured in Burdur and Acigöl Lakes.
Keywords: Burdur Province, Lake, Temporal Change, Landsat, Wetland.