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United Arab Emirates University (2014)

Hydrogeologic Setting and Characterization of the Aquifer System in Al Wagan Area, South Al Ain, UAE

Mohamed Ali Khalifa

Titre : Hydrogeologic Setting and Characterization of the Aquifer System in Al Wagan Area, South Al Ain, UAE

Auteur : Mohamed Ali Khalifa

Université de soutenance : United Arab Emirates University

Grade : Master of Science (MS) 2014

Résumé
AI Wagan area lies to the south of AI Ain City of the eastern region of Abu Dhabi Emirate along the Sultanate of Oman-United Arab Emirates borders. AI Wagan area is important for agriculture in the eastern region of Abu Dhabi. Ground water is the primary source of irrigation in the area.
The main source of recharge to the ground-water-flow system of the entire eastern region of Abu Dhabi Emirate is rainfall on the Oman Mountains. Groundwater flows in an east-west direction because most of the recharge at higher elevations is or near the Oman Mountains. The ground-water-flow system of AI Wagan area consists of the upper, unconfined, aquifer, the lower, confined, aquifer, and the intervening confining layer. The upper aquifer refers to the saturated part of most the unconsolidated deposits of Quaternary age. Below the Quaternary deposits, is a clay layer acting as a confining layer separating the upper aquifer from the underlying lower aquifer. The conglomerate layer of the Post Fars Formation primly comprises the lower aquifer. Water within the upper aquifer is generally more mineralized than water in the lower aquifer.
The purpose of this study is to present : * 1. A geohydrology description of the lower aquifer and the upper aquifer in the study area, * 2. An assessment of the changes of quality of the brackish ground water that might result from large and prolonged withdrawals in the area, and * 3. A description of the simulation of flow in the ground-water system

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