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Title: Towards a better understanding of the Oulmès hydrogeological system (Mid-Atlas, Morocco)
Authors: Wildemeersch, Samuel ×
Orban, Philippe
Ruthy, Ingrid
Griere, Olivier
Olive, Philippe
El Youbi
Dassargues, Alain #
Issue Date: Jun-2010
Publisher: Springer
Series Title: Environmental Earth Sciences vol:60 issue:8 pages:1753-1769
Abstract: Located in the Mid-Atlas (Morocco), the Oulmes plateau is famous for its mineral water springs “Sidi Ali” and “Lalla Haya” commercialised by the company “Les Eaux minérales d’Oulmès S.A”. Additionally, groundwater of the Oulmes plateau is intensively exploited for irrigation. The objective of this study, essentially performed from data collected during isotopic (summer 2004) and piezometric and hydrogeochemical field campaigns (spring 2007), is to improve the understanding of the Oulmes hydrogeological system. Analyses and interpretation of these data lead to the statement that this system is constituted by a main deep aquifer of large extension and by minor aquifers in a perched position. However, these aquifers interact enough to be in total equilibrium during the cold and wet period. As highlighted by isotopes, the origin of groundwater is mainly infiltration water except a small part of old groundwater with dissolved gas rising up from the granite through the schists.
ISSN: 1866-6280
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Non-KU Leuven Association publications
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