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 GEP  Vol.5 No.5 , May 2017
Hydrodynamic Study of Lake Enriquillo in Dominican Republic
Abstract: This study presents an analysis of the hydrochemical characteristics of Lake Enriquillo in the southwestern region of the Dominican Republic. This lake is hypersaline and endorheic. The climatology of the region is influenced by the Caribbean Regulator Climate Centers (CRCCs). Due to the endorheic nature of the basin, evaporation plays an extremely important role in its dynamics [1]. During the study period, in November 2002, the water level of Lake Enriquillo was 42 m below sea level (BLS), and the salinity level was 104.2‰. By 2014, the water level of the lake rose to 29 m below sea level, and the salinity decreased to 23.4‰, as a result of the high cyclonic activity in the Caribbean region.
Cite this paper: Delanoy Ramón, A. and Méndez-Tejeda, R. (2017) Hydrodynamic Study of Lake Enriquillo in Dominican Republic. Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection, 5, 115-124. doi: 10.4236/gep.2017.55009.
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