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Groundwater in Ethiopia

Part of the series Springer Hydrogeology pp 15-121

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Groundwater Occurrence in Regions and Basins

  • Seifu KebedeAffiliated with Department of Earth Sciences, Addis Ababa University

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Abstract

The broad volcanic plateau (Fig. 1.2) accounts for about 25 % of Ethiopian landmass. The Ethiopian volcanic plateau is a thick monotonous, rapidly erupted pile of locally deformed, flat lying basalts consisting of a number of volcanic centers with different magmatic character and with a large range of ages.