Ground water in the Aden sector of Southern Arabia

Ground Water



A reconnaissance of parts of the former West Aden Protectorate enables a characterization of the dominant hydrologic elements to be made. In this desert environment intermittent streams from the east‐west range of mountains provide considerable water for flood irrigation and groundwater recharge of alluvial fans along the Gulf of Aden. High yield wells are developed in the coastal area and in at least one alluvial area on the back slope facing the Empty Quarter. Ground water in the interior is generally restricted to areas where wadi flow provides occasional recharge. Relatively few rock wells have been drilled in the area. Many wells in the alluvium yield silty water leading to clogging of the wells and undue pump wear.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Ground water in the Aden sector of Southern Arabia
Series title Ground Water
DOI 10.1111/j.1745-6584.1971.tb03542.x
Volume 9
Issue 2
Year Published 1971
Language English
Publisher NGWA
Description 6 p.
First page 29
Last page 34
Country Saudi Arabia
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