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Behaviour of a small sedimentary volcanic aquifer receiving irrigation return flows: La Aldea, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands (Spain)

Author
Cruz, T.; Heredia, J.; Cabrera, M.C.; Custodio, E.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Hydrogeology journal
Date of publication
2014-06
Volume
22
Number
4
First page
865
Last page
882
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10040-013-1094-9 Open in new window
Project funding
TRAGUA. Tratamiento y reutilización de aguas residuales para una gestión sostenible
URL
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10040-013-1094-9 Open in new window
Abstract
In many arid and semi-arid areas, intensive cultivation is practiced despite water commonly being a limiting factor. Often, irrigation water is from local aquifers or imported from out-of-area aquifers and surface reservoirs. Irrigation return flows become a significant local recharge source, but they may deteriorate aquifer water quality. La Aldea valley, located in the western sector of Gran Canaria Island (Atlantic Ocean), is a coastal, half-closed depression in altered, low-permeability volc...
Keywords
Arid and semi-arid area, Canary Islands (Spain), Conceptual models, Integrated water resources management, Volcanic-sedimentary aquifer
Group of research
GHS - Hydrogeology Group

Participants

  • Cruz Fuentes, Tatiana  (author)
  • Heredia Díaz, Javier  (author)
  • Cabrera Santana, Maria del Carmen  (author)
  • Custodio Gimena, Emilio  (author)