Groundwater level changes and hydrological process in an alluvial fan of an arid area west of China

Min Gao, Yong Guo Li, Wei Li, Xun Hong Chen

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Abstract

Groundwater level fluctuations can be affected by a variety of human activities such as, designing the drainage and irrigation of farmland mining and utilizing water resources rationally, mine drainage, reservoir leakage, reservoir backwater and so on. Therefore, it is very important to study the dynamic variation of groundwater in arid areas for improving groundwater resources management strategy. We analyzed the groundwater level data of about 30 years for the Geermu alluvial fan. The paper describes briefly the character of the groundwater level changes and the influencing factors in different parts of the alluvial fan and divides the genetic types of groundwater system. Some characters are derived in natural conditions. Because of the low precipitation condition, the amount of precipitation doesn't affect the dynamic variation of groundwater in the area. The river flowrate (representing the infiltration capacity of river) is the most important factor of causing the fluctuations of groundwater level. However, in the plain areas, the influencing of river diminishes, and the evaporation is the first factor of causing the fluctuations of groundwater level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationISWREP 2011 - Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationof 2011 International Symposium on Water Resource and Environmental Protection
Pages250-253
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 29 2011
Event2011 International Symposium on Water Resource and Environmental Protection, ISWREP 2011 - Xi'an, China
Duration: May 20 2011May 22 2011

Publication series

NameISWREP 2011 - Proceedings of 2011 International Symposium on Water Resource and Environmental Protection
Volume1

Conference

Conference2011 International Symposium on Water Resource and Environmental Protection, ISWREP 2011
CountryChina
CityXi'an
Period5/20/115/22/11

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Keywords

  • alluvial fan
  • arid area
  • genetic types
  • groundwater level changes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology

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Gao, M., Li, Y. G., Li, W., & Chen, X. H. (2011). Groundwater level changes and hydrological process in an alluvial fan of an arid area west of China. In ISWREP 2011 - Proceedings: of 2011 International Symposium on Water Resource and Environmental Protection (pp. 250-253). [5892992] (ISWREP 2011 - Proceedings of 2011 International Symposium on Water Resource and Environmental Protection; Vol. 1). https://doi.org/10.1109/ISWREP.2011.5892992