Partner Organisation: HSI
- Storage occurs in the vadose and phreatic zone at different temporal scales due to the contrast in hydraulic properties between the conduit network and the fractured rock matrix.
- Model results show that hydraulic losses are below 10% for the first 14 years for the Western Mountain Aquifer. Cumulative hydraulic losses during that time are estimated at ca. 3%.
- The regional water balance reveals that only a small fraction of the recharged water discharges to springs. Most of the groundwater is abstracted by wells.