Water Resources Bulletin
24, Issue 1, February 1988, Pages 77-85
NUMERICAL MODELING OF SOLUTE
TRANSPORT PATTERNS IN THE DAMMAM AQUIFER.
de Jong, Remy
University of Petroleum &
Minerals, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia
During the part two decades, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has witnessed rapid
development in its agricultural and urban areas, which has resulted in greater
reliance being placed on its ground water aquifers. The intensive development,
particularly along the coastline and in the absence of adequate replenishment
sources, has led to major deterioration in the quality and quantity of ground
water resources. A numerical model of the Dammam aquifer in the Eastern Province is developed and used to
predict the extent of the saline instruction in the aquifer. The types of
stress effecting the solute transport were identified
and remedial measures were suggested.