Dynamic resources of the Sanità spring at Caposele (South Italy)

  • Massimo V. Civita | mcivita@fastwebnet.it GLIA - Politecnico di Torino, Italy.
  • Katia Rostagno GLIA - Politecnico di Torino, Italy.


The Sanità Spring at Caposele (NE of Campania – South Italy) is the main spring of the Sele river. Since the end of ‘800, it was indicated and was prospected as the possible base of the Acquedotto Pugliese for drinking the dry Apulia zone. The spring was effective tapped in 1911. A research on the source dynamic resources was began to start in 2009 and is terminated today on the base of data collected of Spring discharge during more of 100 y. A great quantities of specific work about the Spring are collected since the last occur in the Cervialto massif (the cross gallery to connect to Aqueduct the Sorbo Serpico springs). The hydrogeological characteristics of the massif was surveyed and a hydrogeological map was completed. The everyday discharge data are studied with numerous mathematic models of the Sanità empting curves. The models, prepared for the tapping work management, gain to divide the spring trend in various operative cycles and in two different kind of the emptying curves, everyone exanimated and modulated. The research produce relevant conclusions to the actual tapping work and their protection areas against pollution. This work is concluded by a complete discussion of research finality and the models utilized for a complete operation by tapping work operator.



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Spring, hydrogeological survey, aquifer storage, water budget, mathematical models
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Civita, M. V., & Rostagno, K. (2014). Dynamic resources of the Sanità spring at Caposele (South Italy). Acque Sotterranee - Italian Journal of Groundwater, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.7343/as-060-14-0087