A model to assess the transmission losses along an arid course stream: the Paran course, Israel case Conference Paper uri icon


  • Appropriate management of groundwater, runoff and water supplies in extreme arid regions is essential to the livelihood of these areas. Knowing the potential recharge of the aquifer is an important step in management planning and estimating the effects of possible climate change on water resources. The Paran course is the largest basin draining from the western side of the Arava valley, southern Israel. Floods and runoffs at the Paran often result from rain initiating in the Sinai or Negev mountains and constitute a significant potential for water recharge resource to the Arava desert aquifers. Even though the process of water recharge is affected by a multitude of different variable, we found that it is possible to describe the main pattern of those variables using a common and simple model with a geometric progression decrease. In this model we demonstrate the ability to calculate and predict …

publication date

  • January 1, 2013