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Artificial Recharge (AR)

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Recharge at a greater rate than natural recharge, resulting from deliberate actions of man.


A process by which water is induced into the subsurface by means of  injection boreholes or increased infiltration e.g. from flood spreading, streams, lakes or basins.

Why is artificial recharge important?

It is a form of water conservation and is useful in arid areas where surface storage would incur unacceptable evaporation losses.  Artificial recharge is also important to remedy effects of pollution and enhance water yielding capacity of an aquifer.



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