WIT Press

Saline Water Intrusion In Mexico

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP930051

Volume

2

Pages

7

Published

1993

Size

469 kb

Author(s)

P.R. Cardoso

Abstract

Saline water intrusion in Mexico P.R. Cardoso Departamento de Ingeniena de Procesos e Hidrdulica, Division de Ciencias Bdsicas e Ingenieria, Hidrologia, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, Mexico ABSTRACT It is presented a geohydrologycal description of the most important coastal aquifers in Mexico to evaluate the magnitude of the saltwater intrusion phenomena in the country. INTRODUCTION The knowledge of the relations between fresh water and salt water on coastal zones is very important because many aquifers spill their waters directly into the sea. The fresh water flow create an equilibrium state between both waters. This equilibrium can only be modified, after a long time, by natural causes due to climatic changes or due to relative movements of the earth and sea. A lot of countries like Mexico, have a great length of coasts where different economic activities take place: tourism, fishing, agriculture, industry, etc. The developmen

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