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Flash Flood Investigations in El Gouna, Northern Red Sea Governorate

Bauer, F.; Hadidi, A.; Tügel, F.; Hinkelmann, R.

Flash floods along the Red Sea coast are getting more and more into consideration as with rising population and tourists, and the damages caused by flash floods are stronger impacting the life in this region. Investigations in El Gouna close to Hurghada concentrate on a basic description of the basin, geological features, and climate conditions and in the second place on modeling rainfall-runoff during storm events close to the city. The Wadi Bili catchment, which is connected to the coastal plain of El Gouna, is morphologically and geologically structured into the high mountains of the Red Sea Hills, the Abu Shar Plateau between the high mountains and the steep slope of Esh El Mellaha which separates the coastal plain from the upper parts of the catchment. 3D geological modeling of the plain on the basis of stratigraphic correlation separated three different aquifers where the uppermost is of interest for abstraction of groundwater for desalination. Porosities are about 0.2 and provide good conditions for artificial recharge, even the drainable porosity is much lower. A hydrodynamic flash flood model for the region of El Gouna is presented to simulate the spreading of water and flooding areas generated by heavy rainfall inside the domain as well as by the runoff from the large catchment of Wadi Bili. ... mehr

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-29635-3_5
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Nukleare Entsorgung (INE)
Publikationstyp Buchaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISBN: 978-3-030-29635-3
ISSN: 2522-8714, 2522-8722
KITopen-ID: 1000128629
HGF-Programm 35.14.01 (POF III, LK 01) Effiziente Nutzung geothermisch. Energie
Erschienen in Flash Floods in Egypt. Ed.: Abdelazim M. Negm
Verlag Springer International Publishing
Seiten 61–81
Serie Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation – IEREK Interdisciplinary Series for Sustainable Development
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 12.07.2020
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