A hydrogeological study of the Nhandugue River, Mozambique – A major groundwater recharge zone
The Nhandugue River flows over the western margin of the Urema Rift, the southernmost extension of the East African Rift System, and marks the north-western border of Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique. It constitutes one of the major indispensable water resources for the ecosystem that the park protects. Our study focused on the hydrogeological conditions at the western rift margin by resistivity measurements, soil sampling and discharge measurements. The resistivity results suggest that the area is heavily faulted and constitutes a major groundwater recharge zone. East of the rift margin the resistivity indicate that solid gneiss is fractured and weathered, and is overlain by sandstone and alluvial sediments.
Physics and Chemistry of the Earth
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- Biodiversidade das águas interiores e zonas húmidas
- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias
- Áreas Protegidas
- Parque Nacional de Gorongosa