Hydrochemistry of the Dammam Unconfined Aquifer Southern Desert, West Iraq

Authors

  • Ali Hussein Ali Department of Geology, College of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Ayser M. Al-Shamma'a Department of Geology, College of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Kamal K. Ali Department of Geology, College of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46717/igj.54.1A.8Ms-2021-01-29

Keywords:

Hydrochemistry, Aquifer, Groundwater, Formation

Abstract

The type of groundwater in the studied area is slightly brackish. In general, the dominant water type is calcium-sulfate. The reasons behind these different chemical groundwater types can be referred to the active ion exchange between the groundwater of the Dammam aquifer and Rus Formation. The groundwater of the Dammam unconfined aquifer is not suitable for human drinking in all the parameters properties. The groundwater class is fair in the Qasir Al-Ukhaider area, while the Shebcha area and Al-Salman area are poor class except the eastern part of Al-Salman area is very poor.

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Published

2021-01-28