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Hydrochemical Quality of the Angads Plain Groundwater (Eastern Morocco)

  • Mohammed Es-sousy
  • Elkhadir GharibiEmail author
  • Mohammad Ghalit
  • Jean-Denis Taupin
  • Mohsen Ben Alaya
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Abstract

The Angads plain aquifer system, composed of a phreatic groundwater and a deep confined aquifer, currently shows that some sites are contaminated with nitrates. These sites are located downstream of the epuration plant of Oujda. The current contamination affects almost 70% of the water collected in the study area, south of the groundwater aquifer. This situation may worsen if a policy of irrigating a large area by the treated wastewater is adopted.

Keywords

Angads Morocco Groundwater Nitrates Irrigation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammed Es-sousy
    • 1
  • Elkhadir Gharibi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mohammad Ghalit
    • 1
  • Jean-Denis Taupin
    • 2
  • Mohsen Ben Alaya
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, Faculty of SciencesLaboratory of Solid Minerals and Analytical ChemistryOujdaMorocco
  2. 2.Hydrosciences, UMR 5569 (IRD, CNRS, UM)MontpellierFrance
  3. 3.National Institute of Research and Physical-Chemical Analysis (INRAP), Technopole, Sidi ThabetArianaTunisia

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