Assessment of Secure Exploitation Reserve of Groundwater Source in Camau Peninsula, Vietnam

Author(s): Nguyen Dang Tinh , Phan Thai Le, Dong Uyen Thanh, Nguyen Ngoc Quynh, Ngo Duc Chan

In the Camau Peninsula, groundwater is an important freshwater source, which has been being exploited and used widely, playing a very important role in the progress of socio-economic development in the localities in the Peninsula. However, due to the local natural characteristics, the law of distribution of good quality water is complicated by the presence of saltwater layers in the aquifers, causing many difficulties in the exploitation and usage of the fresh groundwater. The paper uses data collected from the studies of specialized agencies and localities that have been implemented so far. The study results show that potential groundwater exploitation reserve is 11,340,100m3/day and secure exploitable groundwater reserve is 741,500m3/day for the entire Camau Peninsula.

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