Reference : Towards a better understanding of the Oulmes hydrogeological system (Mid-Atlas, Morocco)
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Engineering, computing & technology : Geological, petroleum & mining engineering
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/28413
Towards a better understanding of the Oulmes hydrogeological system (Mid-Atlas, Morocco)
English
Wildemeersch, Samuel [Université de Liège - ULg > Département Argenco : Secteur GEO3 > Hydrogéologie & Géologie de l'environnement >]
Orban, Philippe mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département Argenco : Secteur GEO3 > Hydrogéologie & Géologie de l'environnement >]
Ruthy, Ingrid mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département Argenco : Secteur GEO3 > Hydrogéologie & Géologie de l'environnement >]
Grière, Olivier [G2H Conseils, 29 Rue Blanche Hottinguer, 77600 Guermantes, France > > > >]
Olive, Philippe [1C Avenue du Léman, 74200 Thonon-Les-Bains, France > > > >]
El Youbi, Abdelkhalek [Parc Industriel de Bouskoura, Eaux Minérales d'Oulmès, Casablanca, Morocco > > > >]
Dassargues, Alain mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département Argenco : Secteur GEO3 > Hydrogéologie & Géologie de l'environnement >]
2010
Environmental Earth Sciences
Springer
60
8
1753-1769
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0943-0105
1432-0495
Berlin/Heidelberg
Allemagne
[en] Hydrogeological characterisation ; Hydrogeochemistry ; Isotopes ; Morocco
[en] 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.
Researchers ; Professionals
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/28413
10.1007/s12665-009-0312-1
http://www.springerlink.com/content/1r11476x673w2577/?p=3bf86f3a438d4696ba93f6c1b579cfe3&pi=0
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