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Title: ASSESSMENT OF ARTIFICIAL RECHARGE TEST IN JEFTLIK – FARIA AREA, WEST BANK

Author: Marwan Ghanem, Amer Marei, Heinz Hoetzl, Leif Wolf, Wasim Ali, Amjad Assi

Year: 2009

Publisher: European Water Resources Association (EWRA)

Description:

An artificial recharge test site was selected in the Jeftlik area of the foot prints of the Faria basin, in the Upper Jordan Rift Valley. The artificial pond infiltration type of 26 meters diameter and 2.85 meters depth was used it is a hyperbolic form of 500 cubic meters volume. The integration parameters of hydrogeological settings, hydrochemical characteristics of allocated water bodies, geophyisal investigations and the potentiality of the aquifer system in the area were used for the test area selection. The test lies within the shallow Pleistocene aquifer of 30 – 50 meters saturated thickness. One groundwater well of 19 m distance and two groundwater wells of 1 km far distance were used for the system monitoring. The filled water in the test system comes from the wadi water floods brought by 1.5 km water open canal. The recharge rate within the Pleistocene aquifer should be determined and compared to the calculated transmissivity value that was extracted from the conducted pumping test campaign of pre test investigations. This experiment is planned to be completed in three phases water quality type fillings one of the first flushing water floods from the adjacent wadi, second of the water flood in the middle of the winter season, third with pumped water from other wells far away from the experiment.