LONG-TERM GROUNDWATER QUALITY AND SALINE INTRUSION ASSESSMENT IN AN IRRIGATED ENVIRONMENT: A CASE STUDY OF THE AQUIFER UNDER THE LBDC IRRIGATION SYSTEM†

@inproceedings{Basharat2013LONGTERMGQ,
  title={LONG-TERM GROUNDWATER QUALITY AND SALINE INTRUSION ASSESSMENT IN AN IRRIGATED ENVIRONMENT: A CASE STUDY OF THE AQUIFER UNDER THE LBDC IRRIGATION SYSTEM†},
  author={Muhammad Usman Basharat and Ata-ur-Rehman Tariq},
  year={2013}
}
Pakistan's irrigation system is more than a century old. Due to the increasing population and consequent intensifying agriculture, dependence on groundwater is successively increasing. The underground reservoir that was recharged during the first half of the twentieth century by the newly built irrigation system with low cropping intensities is now being overexploited. Groundwater quality is variable, both vertically and horizontally, with the exception of areas adjacent to rivers, where it is… CONTINUE READING