Volume 17, Number 65 (fall 2013)                   JWSS 2013, 17(65): 153-160 | Back to browse issues page

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Member of scientific Board of Agriculture and Natural Resources Research center of Lorestan Agriculture and Natural Resources Research center of Lorestan
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The main aim of flood water spreading in Iran is to recharge groundwater. Understanding the effect and efficiency of such projects is one of the most important activities in managing and implementing water spreading. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of water spreading on groundwater resources in Kohdasht plain. Data and information required including precipitation rate, groundwater level and groundwater exploitation were collected and analyzed for a ten year period. First of all, in order to assess the three variables test of normality was performed and then all the data was normalized. The results showed that before implementing the water spreading project, fluctuations of groundwater were proportional to utilization of groundwater resources, showing a declining rate. After implementing the project, a turning point on groundwater level was observed. Also, another turning point was recognizable in hydrological year 1377-1378. In addition to overexploitation, drought affected the aquifer so dramatically that standard index in hydrological year 1371-1372 decreased from 0.3 to -1.5 in hydrological year 1377-1378.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Ggeneral
Received: 2011/10/11 | Accepted: 2012/09/22 | Published: 2013/12/4