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Study of Solid Transport in Suspension in a Semi-arid Catchment: Case of Boukadir Wadi, Tipaza, Algeria

  • Omar ElahceneEmail author
  • Imad Eddine Bouznad
  • Mohamed Yacine Bendjedou
  • Zohir Boulkenafet
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Abstract

The Mediterranean semi-arid zones are characterized by irregular rainfall patterns in time and space. A statistical approach to the quantification of solid intakes has been developed in this study. The data used are collected at the Boukadir river watershed. The observation period covers 21 years (1993–2013). Maximum values for solid transport are recorded in early fall and late spring. The average annual sediment load recorded at the outlet of the watershed of Boukadir wadi is estimated at 17,666 ton, which corresponds to a specific degradation of about 220 ton km−2 year−1. It should be noted that this value is in the range of the degradations found for some Maghrebian watersheds with similar regimes.

Keywords

Concentration Liquid flow Solid flow Model Semi-arid zone Boukadir wadi Algeria 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Omar Elahcene
    • 1
    Email author
  • Imad Eddine Bouznad
    • 1
  • Mohamed Yacine Bendjedou
    • 2
  • Zohir Boulkenafet
    • 1
  1. 1.University of DjelfaDjelfaAlgeria
  2. 2.University Center of TindoufTindoufAlgeria

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