Artificial recharge of groundwater: hydrogeology and engineering

  title={Artificial recharge of groundwater: hydrogeology and engineering},
  author={Herman Bouwer},
  journal={Hydrogeology Journal},
  • H. Bouwer
  • Published 26 January 2002
  • Geology
  • Hydrogeology Journal
Abstract. Artificial recharge of groundwater is achieved by putting surface water in basins, furrows, ditches, or other facilities where it infiltrates into the soil and moves downward to recharge aquifers. Artificial recharge is increasingly used for short- or long-term underground storage, where it has several advantages over surface storage, and in water reuse. Artificial recharge requires permeable surface soils. Where these are not available, trenches or shafts in the unsaturated zone can… 

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