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Morin, E., Grodeka, T., Dahanb, O., Benito, G., et al. 2009. Flood routing and alluvial aquifer recharge along the ephemeral arid Kuiseb River, Namibia. Journal of Hydrology, 368(1-4): 262-275


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Flood routing and alluvial aquifer recharge along the ephemeral arid Kuiseb River, Namibia.

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Flood water infiltrates ephemeral channels, recharging local and regional aquifers, and it is the main water source in hyperarid regions. Quantitative estimations of these resources are limited by the scarcity of data from such regions. The floods of the Kuiseb River in the Namib Desert have been monitored for 46 years, providing a unique data set of flow hydrographs from one of the world’s hyperarid regions. Keywords: alluvial shallow aquifer, aquifer recharge, arid zone, flash flood infiltration, transmission loss, Africa.

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