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Scientists from the UGR prove that rivers do not act as barriers for groundwater flow
Date:11/14/2007

arby, in addition to the piezometric information available and the information added by previous studies carried out by several administration bodies. The analysis of all this information has made it possible to create a new hydrogeological model which explains most of the current mysteries. It has also made it possible to accurately identify which water resources depend on these aquifers and to design a new exploitation model which does not affect important springs such as the one at La Reja.

The hydrogeological model which results from this research has been a useful basis for the development of a programme which controls the exploitation of the Mancha Real Pegalajar aquifer. This programme aims to solve the social problems related to the exploitation of the groundwater in that area, according to the author of this study.

After having proven their success, some measures included in this programme have already been put into practice. Also, other measures are being implemented in order to restore the spring of La Reja. The research carried out at the University of Granada has shown the importance of accurate knowledge of geological structures to explain the stages of storage and circulation of groundwater in karst aquifers severely folded and fractured.


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Contact: Antonio Gonzlez Ramn
antonio.gonzalez@igme.es
34-958-183-143
Universidad de Granada  
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