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In: Contributions to Geophysics and Geodesy, vol. 37, no. 4
H. M. Mekhemer - Mohamed A. Abd Alla

Delineation of groundwater aquifer and salt front in coastal areas (case study Delta Wadi El-Arish, Sinai, Egypt)

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Year, pages: 2007, 403 - 418

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The Sinai area attracted the government to set a national plain for its sustainable development. Since the major problem facing the construction of new communities in Sinai generally and in El Arish is the source of water. This work represents a part of extensive field program for groundwater evaluation that was planed and executed by WRRI Since 1982. The objective of this work is how to develop the area to become attractive for population and reclamation.
This study includes on geological and hydrogeological studies besides forty eight vertical electrical sounding (using the Schlumberger arrangement) were measured in the north part of El Arish, in order to investigate the Quaternary groundwater aquifer systems. A special care was directed towards groundwater investigations, to be used later for domestic and irrigation purposes. The present work is selected to show the drawbacks of the effect of saltwater intrusion on the groundwater potentiality.
These VESes have been interpreted both qualitatively and quantitatively to make geoelectrical cross-sections. Correlation of the deduced geoelectric and hydrogeology parameters with the available geological informations helped in establishing the specific resistivities of the formations. The results revealed that there are three main geoelectrical units. The second and third geoelectric layers represented as water bearing formations but it is not connect under all VES. The third geoelectrical units are affected by salt-water intrusion.

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Mekhemer, H., Abd Alla, M. 2007. Delineation of groundwater aquifer and salt front in coastal areas (case study Delta Wadi El-Arish, Sinai, Egypt). In Contributions to Geophysics and Geodesy, vol. 37, no.4, pp. 403-418.

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Mekhemer, H., Abd Alla, M. (2007). Delineation of groundwater aquifer and salt front in coastal areas (case study Delta Wadi El-Arish, Sinai, Egypt). Contributions to Geophysics and Geodesy, 37(4), 403-418.