Surface water sources in the UAE. (Traditional resources (It is water that…
Surface water sources in the UAE.
water is a great bless without no life can exist.
It is crucial to man
Springs & spouts
Underground water source
Desalination of sea water
Waste Water Treatment
It is water that comes form rain
Found when digging wells
water stored in dams
Surface water comprise 6% of the water supply of the people of UAE
Resources of surface water
Rain water: In UAE, Rainfall is sparse and intermittent. Most of the time it rains in February and March, but occasionally earlier
Running water: When rain falls water runs off rapidly into wadis and onto the down washed gravel plains. They form permanent or temporary streams
The UAE has really implemented good projects to establish dams.
The UAE has built about 114 dams till the year 2009 which collected a large amount of water in lakes estimated 250 million cubic meters
Kinds of dams
Storage dams: They are built to provide a reliable source of water for short or long period of time
Diversion dam: they are typically designed to raise the elevation of a water body to be conveyed to another location for use
Detention dam: they are constructed to minimize the impact of flooding & to restrict the flow of a paticular channel