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Chloride mass-balance method for estimating ground water recharge in arid areas: Examples from western Saudi Arabia

Journal of Hydrology

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DOI: 10.1016/S0022-1694(96)03028-4

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Abstract

The chloride mass-balance method, which integrates time and aerial distribution of ground water recharge, was applied to small alluvial aquifers in the wadi systems of the Asir and Hijaz mountains in western Saudi Arabia. This application is an extension of the method shown to be suitable for estimating recharge in regional aquifers in semi-arid areas. Because the method integrates recharge in time and space it appears to be, with certain assumptions, particularly well suited for and areas with large temporal and spatial variation in recharge. In general, recharge was found to be between 3 to 4% of precipitation - a range consistent with recharge rates found in other arid and semi-arid areas of the earth.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Chloride mass-balance method for estimating ground water recharge in arid areas: Examples from western Saudi Arabia
Series title:
Journal of Hydrology
DOI:
10.1016/S0022-1694(96)03028-4
Volume
186
Issue:
1-4
Year Published:
1996
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Hydrology
First page:
153
Last page:
159