Morphometric Analyses of Tarhuna Drainage Basins to Accesses Groundwater Potential Using GIS Techniques

  • Mamdouh M. El-Hattab
  • Abdualaati Ahmed
  • Mohamed El-Raey
Conference paper
Part of the Southern Space Studies book series (SOSPST)


In this paper, an attempt has been made to study the detail morphometric analyses of Tarhuna basins watershed. ASTER data was used for preparing digital elevation model (DEM), and geographical information system (GIS) was used in the evaluation of linear, areal and relief aspects of morphometric parameters and to determine the extent of the influence of geomorphological and hydrogeological characteristics of drainage basins system on the potential of region’s groundwater. Based on all morphometric parameters analysis; the results revealed that the study area basins were varied in the area, perimeter, and shapes. These variations between the basins resulting from the variation in lithology, geomorphology, and land cover. Authors have to evaluate the groundwater potential concerning hydrogeological and geomorphological characters of the basins is discussed. From results, the groundwater potential is good productive in the flooded plain mainly occupies areas below 350 m altitudes with fluvial and Aeolian sediments of Quaternary sediments.


Groundwater Morphology Hydrology Drainage Geology GIS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mamdouh M. El-Hattab
    • 1
  • Abdualaati Ahmed
    • 2
  • Mohamed El-Raey
    • 2
  1. 1.Environmental Studies and Research Institute (ESRI-SADAT)University of Sadat City (USC)Sadat CityEgypt
  2. 2.Institute of Graduate Studies and ResearchAlexandria UniversityAlexandriaEgypt

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