THE GROUNDWATER RESOURCES AND ITS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE SOUTH EDGE OF TARIM BASIN
- Received Date: 2000-05-08
- Publish Date: 2001-03-20
Abstract: There is a potential to certain extend for groundwater development in the piedmont plain in south edge of Tarim Basin. If the surface water use keeps the scale as present, the maximum safe yield of groundwater is about 2.05×109m3/a that is 55.8% of the recharge. Thus the evapotranspiration discharge will reduce 60.4%, while spring water reducing 35. 6%. If the surface water use rate is up to 80% and coefficient of canal water use increase to 0.55 in the future, the maximum safe yield of groundwater will reduce to 1.85×109m3/a with the recharge reducing to 3.1×109m3. However, the sustainable groundwater development is depended on the protection of the quality aspect linked with the quantity aspect. In particular, protection of the glacier and water conservation forestry in the Kunlun Mountains and coordinating development of surface water and groundwater should be taken seriously. Besides, the legislation, administrative management and the technology construction, and ability construction are also critical important and necessary.
|Citation:||MA Jin-zhu, LI Ji-jun. THE GROUNDWATER RESOURCES AND ITS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE SOUTH EDGE OF TARIM BASIN[J]. Chinese Geographical Science, 2001, 11(1): 57-62.|