Essahlaoui, A. and Sahbi, H. and Bahi, L. and El-Yamine, N. (2001) Preliminary survey of the structure and hydrogeology of the western Sais Basin, Morocco, using electrical resistivity. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 32 (4). pp. 777-789.

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Abstract

A geophysical study, based on 96 electrical resistivity measurements with a line length up to 4 km, was performed in the southern and southwestern parts of the Meknes Plateau, Morocco, which is a part of the Saiss Basin, located between the Rif Range to the north and the Middle Atlas Range to the south. This basin, whose maximum depth is ~ 1.5 km in the north, is filled with Triassic to Quaternary deposits overlying the Palæozoic basement and includes two main aquifers. The interpretation of the resistivity measurements, calibrated from deep boreholes, made it possible to obtain a new hydrogeological model for the Saiss Basin. The understanding of the basin structure is of primary importance for the water supply of this area, which has been affected by severe droughts in recent years. © 2002 Elsevier Science Limited. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: aquifer; borehole; electrical resistivity; hydrogeology, Morocco
Subjects: Earth and Planetary Sciences
Divisions: SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTION > Earth and Planetary Sciences
Depositing User: Administrateur Eprints Administrateur Eprints
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2020 15:46
URI: http://eprints.umi.ac.ma/id/eprint/2969

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