Baseflow study of Sungai Chuau and Sungai Bisa, Putrajaya Wetland


Author : Ismail Yusoff, Abd. Hadi Abd. Rahman, Ahmad Farid Abu Bakar & Mohd. Azamie Wan Abd. GhaniPublication : Bulletin of the Geological Society of MalaysiaVolume : 49Page : 13-18Year : 2004


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Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 49, April 2004, pp. 13 - 18

 

Baseflow study of Sungai Chuau and Sungai Bisa, Putrajaya Wetland

ISMAIL YUSOFF1, ABD. HADI ABD. RAHMAN2, AHMAD FARID ABU BAKAR1MOHD. AZAMIE WAN ABD. GHANI1

Geology Department, University Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2School of Physics, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang

 

Abstract: The groundwater component in the form of baseflow in Sg. Chuau and Sg. Bisa sub-catchment within Putrajaya wetland during the low flow period was studied. Field investigations show that the alluvium deposits along Sg. Chuau compose more sand and gravel thus increase its hydraulic conductivity and groundwater discharge. Sg. Chuau could be classified as a baseflow river and the groundwater component maintain its flow during any dry period. The existence of this condition would guarantee the stream flow and maintaining the wetland ecosystem in the upper part of Putrajaya Wetland during the long dry period. Sg. Bisa, on the other hand is not a baseflow river and easily dry up.