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Modelling the salt-water intrusion in the dune water-catchment area of the Amsterdam Waterworks
Kooiman, J.W. (1989). Modelling the salt-water intrusion in the dune water-catchment area of the Amsterdam Waterworks, in: De Breuck, W. et al. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 10th Salt-Water Intrusion Meeting Ghent (Belgium), 16-20 May 1988. Natuurwetenschappelijk Tijdschrift, 70(1-4): pp. 132-142
In: De Breuck, W.; Walschot, L. (Ed.) (1989). Proceedings of the 10th Salt-Water Intrusion Meeting Ghent (Belgium), 16-20 May 1988. Natuurwetenschappelijk Tijdschrift, 70(1-4). Natuurwetenschappelijk Tijdschrift: Gent, Belgium. 408 pp., more
In: Natuurwetenschappelijk Tijdschrift. L. Walschot/Natuur- en Geneeskundige Vennootschap: Gand. ISSN 0770-1748, more
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Document type: Conference paper

Keywords
    Catchment area; Dunes; Ground water; Saline intrusion; Netherlands, Amsterdam [Marine Regions]

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  • Kooiman, J.W.

Abstract
    Natural precipitation created a fresh-water lens underneath the dunes along the North Sea. Since 1850 two permanent human interferences have had influence on the fresh-water lens: 1. the grounwater abstraction for drinking-water supply; and 2. the reclamation of the Haarlem Lake behind the dunes. The salt- and brackish-water intrusion has been known since 1904, when the deep abstraction of fresh water began. With these observations the intrusion can be modelled with a computer program. A first step is to make a "representative" cross section perpendicular to the coast. The influences of groundwater abstraction and reclamation on the salt-water intrusion can be calculated, as well as the length of the "fresh-water" tongue underneath the North Sea and the consequences of deep-well infiltration in the dune-water catchment area.

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