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The Hydrogeology and Water Supply Problems in North-Central Chile

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Title: The Hydrogeology and Water Supply Problems in North-Central Chile
Authors: Lloyd, John W.
Issue Date: Jan 1976
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Citation: Lloyd JW. 1976. The hydrogeology and water supply problems in north-central Chile. Pac Sci 30(1): 91-100.
Abstract: The north-central zone of Chile is described with respect to groundwater
supply problems. In this region, groundwater is almost exclusively obtained
from the thin alluvium in the main transverse valleys, which descend from the
Andes in those sections where the valleys cross the northerly trending "central
valley." Because of the steep groundwater gradients prevailing, the groundwater
resources are closely related to seasonal recharge. As the area is arid to semiarid
and has been showing indications of increasing aridity over the past few years,
water supply problems are proving to be a serious development constraint.
Throughout the area, many examples of insufficient water supply may be encountered,
and the problems of water use management and the utilization for industrial
purposes of supplies such as seawater, brines, and sewage are now being considered.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/1534
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 30, Number 1, 1976



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