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Hydro-Geological Context of Mikkes Springs and Different Variations of their Flows (Morocco)

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Author(s): K. Belhassan

Journal: Iranian Journal of Earth Sciences
ISSN 2008-8779

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 143;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: Morocco | Mikkes | Sais phreatic aquifer | Sais confined aquifer | Tabular aquifer | springs | flow | hydro-geological context

ABSTRACT
The Mikkes basin is located at the north center of Morocco. It comprises three different zones which represent diversified geologies which shelter a phreatic and confined aquifer in the Sais basin and a shallow aquifer in the Tabular Middle Atlas. The springs in the Sais phreatic aquifer have suffered a maximum depletion. The springs with a deep or mixed origin are known as low flow variation springs. Actually, the variations of the fall of spring’s flows could be linked to a different hydro-geological context of these springs
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