Utilization of Stormwater Runoff to Recharge Underlying Aquifer

by T. Giorgis Goitom, Michael Baker, Jr., Inc, United States,
Bennett D. Reischauer, Michael Baker, Jr., Inc, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Resources Infrastructure: Needs, Economics, and Financing


Based on the available data and its proximity to the Capital area, Wadi Al Khawd was selected as the site of the first aquifer recharge project in Oman. The project was designed by Stanley Consultants, Inc., as a pilot project, and one of its principal objectives was to develop a database of information on the performance of recharge facilities. The project also includes a monitoring and observation program to assist in the evaluation of potential future groundwater recharge developments. Construction of the Wadi Al Khawd dam was completed in 1985, and flow measuring and monitoring equipment was constructed in 1986. This paper covers the design of the Wadi Al Khawd aquifer recharge project, the monitoring of its performance, and the evaluation of its effectiveness.

Subject Headings: Project management | Runoff | Stormwater management | Storms | Groundwater recharge | Flow measurement | Databases | Oman | Middle East

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