New Geological, Structural Data and Geophysical Investigations for Prospecting Potential Deep Groundwater Resources in Menzel Bourguiba-Mateur Region (North-Eastern Tunisia, North Africa)

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Year:
2015
Type of Publication:
Article
Keywords:
Surface and Subsurface Data, Tectonic And Structural Structure, Thickness, Water Reservoir, Menzel Bourguiba-Mateur Region, North-Eastern Tunisia
Authors:
Sofien Alyahyaoui; Hedi Zouari
Journal:
IJRIES
Volume:
2
Number:
3
Pages:
103-110
Month:
May
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Abstract:
The Menzel Bourguiba-Mateur region is situated in extreme north-east of Tunisia (north Africa. This region was affected by several faults and folds structures. This structures its result by alternation between transpressive and transtensive regime inducing the distribution Mesozoic and Cenozoic (Late Miocene to Actual period) sedimentary series [1], [2]. This region is characterized by important resources water such as surface water (lake, dam and rivers), shallow and deep groundwater, and unconventional resources.). Pressure on fresh water demand is creasing as a result of demographic increase, agricultural water use and the development of the industry and tourism sectors. The overexploitation of the shallow aquifers reveals to explorated and characterized of deep aquifers. The integrated surface (outcrops and geological maps) and subsurface data (petroleum wells, gravity and seismic profiles) determine the most important deep groundwater reservoirs. In fact, the importance of these water reservoirs was inferred from their lithologic character and their thickness of the sedimentary series in study area.

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