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Flow conceptualisation, recharge and storativity determination in karoo aquifers, with special emphasis on Mzimvubu Keiskamma and Mvoti - Umzimkulu water management areas in the Eastern Cape and Kwazulu-Natal provinces of South Africa
Expanded Title:The Water Research Commission (WRC) and Department of Water Affairs and Environment (DWAE) have invested substantial financial resources on research into the geohydrology of Karoo aquifer systems over the past three decades. This work has been summarised in the WRC Report TT 179/02 (Woodford and Chevallier, 2002), entitled ‘Hydrogeology of the Main Karoo Basin: Current knowledge and future research needs’.During compilation of this document it became apparent that very little geohydrological research has focused on the Karoo aquifers in the Eastern Cape and southern KwaZulu-Natal, where the basic needs for clean drinking water are the greatest.Thousands of boreholes have been drilled in the area and the data collected, such as borehole depths, water strikes, strike yields and pumping tests, were not previously organised into a useful and easily accessible format. The need was therefore identified to properly restructure it in order to develop reasonable conceptual models describing the occurrence and flow dynamics of groundwater in the Eastern Karoo Basin.
Date Published:14/05/2010
Document Type:Research Report
Document Subjects:Water Resource Management/IWRM - Hydrogeology, Drinking water - Water treatment, Drinking water - Water supply
Document Keywords:Environment, Hydrology, Ground Water
Document Format:Report
Document File Type:pdf
Research Report Type:Standard
WRC Report No:1565/1/10
ISBN No:978-1-77005-977-1
Authors:Dondo C; Woodford AC; Murray R; Nhleko LO; Gqiba D ; Chevallier L
Project Leader:Dondo C
Project No:K5/1565
Organizations:Council for Geoscience; Specialist Groundwater Solutions; Groundwater Africa
Document Size:71 570 KB
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