An evaluation of the ground water potential of the Sana'a basin, Yemen Arab Republic

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Title:
An evaluation of the ground water potential of the Sana'a basin, Yemen Arab Republic
Author:
Althary, Abdulla Mohammed.
Issue Date:
1983
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
A finite element model was used to estimate the potential of the ground water resource of the Sana'a basin in central Yemen. Input parameter values were obtained primarily from previous reports. Analysis of the model output indicated that the potential ground water supply in both the Eastern and Western portions of the basin is 0.15 x 10⁶ m ³/day. This amount is adequate to satisfy the needs of the city of Sana'a and its vicinity up to the year 2000, provided that the use of the resource is accompanied by a proper ground water management policy. A maximum of 30 meters drawdown was projected up to the year 2000, considering possible increases in use with time. This amount of drawdown should not endanger ground-water storage. However, any additional increase in ground water use greater than an estimated amount of 0.13 x 10⁶ m ³/day would result in excessive drawdown. This would greatly increase investment and operational costs.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Renewable Natural Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Thames, John L.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAn evaluation of the ground water potential of the Sana'a basin, Yemen Arab Republicen_US
dc.creatorAlthary, Abdulla Mohammed.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAlthary, Abdulla Mohammed.en_US
dc.date.issued1983en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA finite element model was used to estimate the potential of the ground water resource of the Sana'a basin in central Yemen. Input parameter values were obtained primarily from previous reports. Analysis of the model output indicated that the potential ground water supply in both the Eastern and Western portions of the basin is 0.15 x 10⁶ m ³/day. This amount is adequate to satisfy the needs of the city of Sana'a and its vicinity up to the year 2000, provided that the use of the resource is accompanied by a proper ground water management policy. A maximum of 30 meters drawdown was projected up to the year 2000, considering possible increases in use with time. This amount of drawdown should not endanger ground-water storage. However, any additional increase in ground water use greater than an estimated amount of 0.13 x 10⁶ m ³/day would result in excessive drawdown. This would greatly increase investment and operational costs.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairThames, John L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFfolliott, Peter F.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213092018en_US
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