JWARP  Vol.4 No.6 , June 2012
Groundwater Assessment for the NW of Auja Tamaseeh Basin in Tulkarem Area, West Bank
ABSTRACT
The study aims to assess groundwater in Auja—Tamaseeh basin in Tulkarem area—West Bank. A steady state calibration flow model as well as solute transport model were built using the visual Modflow software. A stress period of 10 years (2005 - 2015) was assigned to study its tendency to contamination. The model results show that there is a pollution risk due to the human activities in the area. The groundwater situation will be harmful if there is no action done by the water-decision makers to preserve the aquifers from deterioration and contamination.

Cite this paper
N. Samhan and M. Ghanem, "Groundwater Assessment for the NW of Auja Tamaseeh Basin in Tulkarem Area, West Bank," Journal of Water Resource and Protection, Vol. 4 No. 6, 2012, pp. 407-413. doi: 10.4236/jwarp.2012.46047.
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