A method to estimate groundwater recharge


Author : Slow Soo Fei, Nazari Jaafar & Ismail YusoffPublication : Bulletin of the Geological Society of MalaysiaVolume : 46Page : 353-357Year : 2003


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Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 46, May 2003, pp. 353 - 357

 

A method to estimate groundwater recharge

SlOW SOO FEI1, NAZARI JAAFAR1 AND ISMAIL YUSOFF2

1Department of Geography, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur

2Department of Geology, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur

 

Abstract: The conventional method of groundwater recharge estimation is reviewed and a computer program to ease the estimation is presented. The calculation takes into account precipitation, evaporation, soil moisture and the resultant recharge. The validity of the program is tested against MORECS data. An assessment of recharge to aquifer system in Langat river basin with the program suggests that preliminary annual recharge varies between 429.13 mm to 1,493.72 mm.

 

Abstrak: Keadah konvensional dalam menganggarkan imbuhan air tanah dinilai semula dan satu program komputer yang memudahkan penganggaran tersebut dipersembahkan. Pengiraan ini mengambilkira kerpasan, evaporasi, kelembapan tanih dan hasilan imbuhan. Ketepatan program ini telah diuji dengan data MORECS. Suatu penilaian imbuhan kepada akuifer dalam lembangan Sungai Langat dengan menggunakan program ini telah dijalankan dan mencadangkan anggaran awal imbuhan tahunan akuifer adalah di antara 429.13 mm dengan 1,493.72 mm.