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Groundwater study of the Amman - Zerqa basin, Jordan
Awad, M. (1998). Groundwater study of the Amman - Zerqa basin, Jordan. Natuurwet. Tijdschr. 77(3): 108-114
In: Natuurwetenschappelijk Tijdschrift. L. Walschot/Natuur- en Geneeskundige Vennootschap: Gent. ISSN 0770-1748, more
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Keywords
    Aquifers; Groundwater; Water quality; ISW, Jordan

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  • Awad, M.

Abstract
    The study area is most important for water supply of the cities Amman and Zerqa. This study aims to interpret the relationship between the geological layers and the hydrological parameters of the surface water in the Amman - Zerqa Basin. The geological layers there (A4 and A7/B2) are considered as a major groundwater reservoir in Jordan. They mainly consist of Upper Cretaceous limestone and marly and chalky limestone with some intercalated cherts. The surface-water flow, the seepage of untreated effluents and the base flow of the Seil El Zerqa to the groundwater directly influence the groundwater quality of the Amman-Wadi Sir aquifer (A7/B2). Two major wadis, Wadi Dhuleil and Seil El Zerqa are discharging into the Zerqa River, which flows to the Jordan Valley. Recommendations are made for improvement and protection of the water quality.

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