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dc.contributor.author Xu, Y
dc.contributor.author Titus, R
dc.contributor.author Holness, SD
dc.contributor.author Zhang, J
dc.contributor.author Van Tonder, GJ
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-12T07:26:06Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-12T07:26:06Z
dc.date.issued 2002-10
dc.identifier.citation Xu, Y, et al. 2002. Hydrogeomorphological approach to quantification of groundwater discharge to streams in South Africa. Water SA, vol 28(4), pp 375-380 en
dc.identifier.issn 0378-4738
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/536
dc.description Copyright: 2002 Water Reearch Commission en
dc.description.abstract In South Africa, the flow requirements for maintaining the normal functioning of aquatic ecosystems is termed the “ecological reserve” and these should be determined when a licence application for water allocation is processed. Determination of the ecological reserve entails investigation of the relationship between the major interactive components of the hydrologic cycle, namely groundwater and surface water bodies including rivers, lakes and estuaries. Information on groundwater discharge towards surface water bodies is critical for the water resource manager to make a decision regarding the amount of groundwater allocation that can be licensed without causing a negative impact on aquatic ecosystems. Existing techniques of hydrograph-separation are too subjective either due to the fact that assumptions of the techniques cannot be met in reality or that the parameters used in models do not have physical meanings. This paper presents a geomorphologic framework under which the quantification of groundwater from a hydrograph is discussed. A focus is placed on hydrogeomorphological typing that can be used to guide a process of separating groundwater discharge time series from hydrographs where a monthly groundwater discharge time series is required for comparison with instream flow requirements. For generating monthly groundwater discharge time series, a generic procedure is proposed, which is applied in case study. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Water Research Commission en
dc.subject Hydromorphological approaches en
dc.subject Groundwater discharges en
dc.subject Quantifications en
dc.subject South Africa en
dc.title Hydrogeomorphological approach to quantification of groundwater discharge to streams in South Africa en
dc.type Article en


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