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GroMoPo Metadata for Bani River model

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The following paper describes the goals and some preliminary work in the Bani sustainability study, an ongoing project in Mali, West Africa. Rural communities in Mali are increasingly relying on hand-pumps, which tap groundwater resources, as a means of obtaining potable water. The long-term sustainable yield of groundwater resources is not known but can be evaluated in sustainability study. In 2005, a groundwater sustainability Study was established along the Bani River of Mali. The Bani study collected groundwater levels that were used in a conceptual groundwater flow model-the Bani model-to develop an understanding of current aquifer conditions and to make limited predictions of sustainability under various future scenarios. The Bani model showed the climatic parameters of recharge (derived from precipitation) and evapotranspiration to influence simulated groundwater levels and groundwater volume available, while increased pumping rates, due to population growth, showed little effect. When considered in the context of the actual Bani sustainability study area, the change in groundwater levels resulting from climatic parameters may have negative implications, especially during several consecutive years of decreased precipitation, such as drought, or if downward trends anticipated for precipitation continue.

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Coordinate System/Geographic Projection:
WGS 84 EPSG:4326
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Decimal degrees
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Additional Metadata

Name Value
DOI 10.1007/s00254-008-1646-9
Depth 340
Scale < 100 000 km²
Layers 1 layer
Purpose groundwater resources
GroMoPo_ID 45
IsVerified True
Model Code MODFLOW
Model Link
Model Time 1984-2013
Model Year 2008
Model Authors A. Lutz, J. M. Thomas, G. Pohll, W. A. McKay
Model Country Mali
Data Available report/paper only
Developer Email
Dominant Geology siliciclastic sedimentary (sandstones, shales)
Developer Country United States
Publication Title Sustainability of groundwater in Mali, West Africa
Original Developer No
Additional Information
Integration or Coupling Surface water
Evaluation or Calibration static water levels;dynamic water levels
Geologic Data Availability

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GroMoPo, A. Quichimbo (2023). GroMoPo Metadata for Bani River model, HydroShare,

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