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2005

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Farber, Efrat, Vengosh, Avner, Gavrieli, Ittai, Marie, Amer, Bullen, Thomas D, Mayer, Bernhard, Holtzman, Ran, Segal, Michal, and Shavit, Uri, 2005, Management scenarios for the Jordan River salinity crisis: Applied Geochemistry, v. 20, iss. 11, p. 2138-2153.

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Recent geochemical and hydrological findings show that the water quality of the base flow of the Lower Jordan River, between the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea, is dependent upon the ratio between surface water flow and groundwater discharge. Using water quality data, mass-balance calculations, and actual flow-rate measurements, possible management scenarios for the Lower Jordan River and their potential affects on its salinity are investigated. The predicted scenarios reveal that implementation of some elements of the Israel–Jordan peace treaty will have negative effects on the Jordan River water salinity. It is predicted that removal of sewage effluents dumped into the river (∼13 MCM/a) will significantly reduce the river water’s [...]

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Added to ScienceBase on Thu Apr 18 09:20:35 MDT 2013 by processing file <b>Geochemical Reactions Between Water and Mineral Substrates.xml</b> in item <a href="https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/51118c8ae4b0361176563a13">https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/51118c8ae4b0361176563a13</a>

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2005.07.007

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