Water quality, storm flow, and wadi fan geology in the lower Semail drainage basin, Sultanate of Oman

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Title:
Water quality, storm flow, and wadi fan geology in the lower Semail drainage basin, Sultanate of Oman
Author:
Anderson, Charles Kenneth.
Issue Date:
1985
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
Wadi fan geology, water quality, and storm flow of the Semail Coastal Plain in Oman were examined. Pliocene—Quaternary-age fan deposits, dune sands, and sebkha deposits characterize the plain. The unconfined coastal aquifer consists of sand, gravel, clay, and cemented gravel. Resistivity, temperature, and caliper logs helped locate production zones. Native and coastal ground water differ in chloride and magnesium concentrations. Chemical analyses indicate four sources of water to the basin. Electrical conductivity and chloride values are lower near active wadi channels. Electrical conductivity profiles indicate that sea water underlies part of the fan deposits. No significant deterioration in water quality between 1978-1982 was noted. Wadi Semail acts as a line source with constricted lateral flow near the fan head and as a radiating line source below mid-fan. A pronounced recharge mound existed in 1982 as a result of storm flow. A diversion structure would increase recharge.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Water quality -- Oman.; Geology -- Oman.; Wadis -- Oman.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Simpson, Eugene S.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleWater quality, storm flow, and wadi fan geology in the lower Semail drainage basin, Sultanate of Omanen_US
dc.creatorAnderson, Charles Kenneth.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Charles Kenneth.en_US
dc.date.issued1985en_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.abstractWadi fan geology, water quality, and storm flow of the Semail Coastal Plain in Oman were examined. Pliocene—Quaternary-age fan deposits, dune sands, and sebkha deposits characterize the plain. The unconfined coastal aquifer consists of sand, gravel, clay, and cemented gravel. Resistivity, temperature, and caliper logs helped locate production zones. Native and coastal ground water differ in chloride and magnesium concentrations. Chemical analyses indicate four sources of water to the basin. Electrical conductivity and chloride values are lower near active wadi channels. Electrical conductivity profiles indicate that sea water underlies part of the fan deposits. No significant deterioration in water quality between 1978-1982 was noted. Wadi Semail acts as a line source with constricted lateral flow near the fan head and as a radiating line source below mid-fan. A pronounced recharge mound existed in 1982 as a result of storm flow. A diversion structure would increase recharge.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater quality -- Oman.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGeology -- Oman.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWadis -- Oman.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairSimpson, Eugene S.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWilson, Grayen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberInce, Simonen_US
dc.identifier.oclc213396482en_US
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