Aquifer vulnerability changes due to faults and riverbeds in Salamanca, Guanajuato, Mexico

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Authors:Borja Ortiz, R. I.; Rodríguez C., Ramiro
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Universidad Iberoamericana Campus León, Mexico
Polytechnic of Turin, Italy
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Volume Title:Selected papers presented at the First international workshop on Aquifer vulnerability and risk, AVR-03
Volume Authors:Rodriguez, R., editor; Civita, M.; De Maio, Marina
Source:Geofísica Internacional, 43(4), p.623-628; First international workshop on Aquifer vulnerability and risk, AVR-03, Salamanca, Mexico, May 2003, edited by R. Rodriguez, M. Civita and Marina De Maio. Publisher: Instituto de Geofísica, UNAM, Mexico, D.F., Mexico. ISSN: 0016-7169
Publication Date:2004
Note:In English with Spanish summary. 15 refs.; illus., incl. geol. sketch map
Summary:Subsidence due to pumping in Salamanca, Mexico causes faults and fractures that introduce pollutants into the groundwater. The local aquifer is the only source of water supply for Salamanca. The Lerma river receives untreated urban and industrial wastewaters. The Aquifer Vulnerability Index, AVI, is shown to be more sensitive to the fault than to the riverbed.
Subjects:Aquifer vulnerability; Aquifers; Controls; DRASTIC; Ecosystems; Environmental management; Faults; Fluvial environment; Geographic information systems; Geologic hazards; Ground water; Information systems; Land subsidence; Pollution; Remote sensing; Risk assessment; Rural environment; Satellite methods; Spatial data; Urban environment; Urban planning; Water quality; Guanajuato Mexico; Leon Mexico; Mexico; Aquifer vulnerability index
Coordinates:N211000 N211000 W1014200 W1014200
Record ID:2005058677
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2020 American Geosciences Institute.
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