The Effect Evaluation of Comprehensive Treatment for Groundwater Overdraft in Quzhou County, China
AbstractIn recent years, land subsidence in the plain areas of Hebei Province has caused a tremendous potential safety hazard, and has seriously hindered the social and economic development of Hebei Province. Therefore, the relevant ministries and commissions of China decided to implement comprehensive treatments to restore and protect groundwater in Hebei Province from 2014. This paper evaluates the effect of the comprehensive treatments implemented at Quzhou County in 2014 and 2015. Based on socio-economic and surface and groundwater data, the study converted “electricity to water amount” to obtain the actual amount of agricultural groundwater exploitation, and then drew the effective precipitation and agricultural groundwater exploitation amount (P-W) curve. Finally, the study calculated the restriction amount of agricultural groundwater exploitation and validated the groundwater exploitation restriction effect by the variation of groundwater depth. The restriction amounts of agricultural groundwater exploitation of the projects (including water conservancy projects, agricultural projects, and forestry projects) implemented in 2014 and 2015 were 10.54 million m3 and 5.65 million m3, respectively. The target completion ratios were 79.1% in 2014 and 100.8% in 2015, respectively. The groundwater depths of the project regions and the county have restored to some extent. Therefore, this study illustrated that the comprehensive treatments have played an effective role in groundwater recovery and the restriction of groundwater exploitation has not caused the reduction of grain production. The results of this study can also provide effective references and technical supports of the comprehensive treatments of groundwater overdraft for other similar regions. View Full-Text
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Xu, T.; Yan, D.; Weng, B.; Bi, W.; Do, P.; Liu, F.; Wang, Y.; Ma, J. The Effect Evaluation of Comprehensive Treatment for Groundwater Overdraft in Quzhou County, China. Water 2018, 10, 874.
Xu T, Yan D, Weng B, Bi W, Do P, Liu F, Wang Y, Ma J. The Effect Evaluation of Comprehensive Treatment for Groundwater Overdraft in Quzhou County, China. Water. 2018; 10(7):874.Chicago/Turabian Style
Xu, Ting; Yan, Dengming; Weng, Baisha; Bi, Wuxia; Do, Pierre; Liu, Fang; Wang, Ying; Ma, Jun. 2018. "The Effect Evaluation of Comprehensive Treatment for Groundwater Overdraft in Quzhou County, China." Water 10, no. 7: 874.
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