Proposed Project for a Salinity Problem at Abadan

by M. B. Gholizadeh,
Albert T. Petersen,

Serial Information: Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, 1967, Vol. 93, Issue 1, Pg. 43-64

Document Type: Journal Paper


During recent years high concentrations of sea water have been present for prolonged periods in the tidal channels of the lower Abadan estuary resulting in reduction of yields and ultimate destruction of date palms. On several occasions sea water intrusions have rendered the quality of water unsuitable for human consumption in the city of Abadan. An analysis of the problem was made with the view to providing a solution to the problem by regulation of the discharge of the Karoon River and by construction of a barrier in the Haffar Channel. Factors which affect the movement of sea water in a tidal estuary include height of tide, upland discharge, length, and configuration of estuary channels. A method of obtaining basic data relating to the problem is presented.

Subject Headings: Sea water | Tides | Estuaries | Water quality | Water discharge | Salinity | Human factors | Urban areas

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