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GroMoPo Metadata for Mujib aquifer MODFLOW model


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Abstract

Mujib watershed is an important groundwater basin which is considered a major source for drinking and irrigation water in Jordan. Increased dependence on groundwater needs improved aquifer management with respect to understanding deeply recharge and discharge issues, planning rates withdrawal, and facing water quality problems arising from industrial and agricultural contamination. The efficient management of this source depends on reliable estimates of the recharge to groundwater and is needed in order to protect Mujib basin from depletion. Artificial groundwater recharge was investigated in this study as one of the important options to face water scarcity and to improve groundwater storage in the aquifer. A groundwater model based on the MODFLOW program, calibrated under both steady- and unsteady-state conditions, was used to investigate different groundwater management scenarios that aim at protecting the Mujib basin. The scenarios include variations of abstraction levels combined with different artificial groundwater recharge quantities. The possibilities of artificial groundwater recharge from existing and proposed dams as well as reclaimed municipal wastewater were investigated. Artificial recharge options considered in this study are mainly through injecting water directly to the aquifer and through infiltration from reservoir. Three scenarios were performed to predict the aquifer system response under different artificial recharge options (low, moderate, and high) which then compared with no action (recharge) scenario. The best scenario that provides a good recovery for the groundwater table and that can be feasible is founded to be by reducing current abstraction rates by 20% and implementing the moderate artificial recharge rates of 26 million(M)m(3)/year. The model constructed in this study helps decision makers and planners in selecting optimum management schemes suitable for such arid and semi-arid regions.

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Spatial

Coordinate System/Geographic Projection:
WGS 84 EPSG:4326
Coordinate Units:
Decimal degrees
Place/Area Name:
Jordan
North Latitude
32.3396°
East Longitude
36.1334°
South Latitude
31.5964°
West Longitude
35.6664°

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Additional Metadata

Name Value
DOI 10.1007/s12665-009-0222-2
Depth 30
Scale 1 001 - 10 000 km²
Layers 1
Purpose Groundwater resources
GroMoPo_ID 171
IsVerified True
Model Code MODFLOW
Model Link https://doi.org/10.1007/s12665-009-0222-2
Model Time SS
Model Year 2010
Model Authors Al-Assa'd, TA; Abdulla, FA
Model Country Jordan
Data Available Report/paper only
Developer Email tameranton@gmail.com; fabdulla@just.edu.jo
Dominant Geology Carbonate (including karst)
Developer Country Jordan
Publication Title Artificial groundwater recharge to a semi-arid basin: case study of Mujib aquifer, Jordan
Original Developer No
Additional Information Artificial groundwater recharge was investigated in this study as one of the important options to face water scarcity and to improve groundwater storage in the aquifer. The possibilities of artificial groundwater recharge from existing and proposed dams as well as reclaimed municipal wastewater were investigated. Artificial recharge options considered in this study are mainly through injecting water directly to the aquifer and through infiltration from reservoir.
Integration or Coupling Water management;Artificial groundwater recharge
Evaluation or Calibration Static water levels;Dynamic water levels
Geologic Data Availability Yes

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GroMoPo, E. Leijnse (2023). GroMoPo Metadata for Mujib aquifer MODFLOW model, HydroShare, http://www.hydroshare.org/resource/473a5f228a0b43b887eb7bb23798f19b

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