Groundwater–related data from basement aquifers in the Romwe Catchment, Southern Zimbabwe

Dataset title Groundwater–related data from basement aquifers in the Romwe Catchment, Southern Zimbabwe
Dataset creators David Macdonald, British Geological Survey
John Butterworth, Institute of Hydrology
Duncan Thompson, Institute of Hydrology
Patrick Moriarty, Institute of Hydrology
Dataset theme Geoscientific Information
Dataset abstract

These files include hydrochemical data and groundwater level time series for a number of boreholes and wells within the basement aquifers of the Romwe catchment. For each borehole/well there are associated depth, geology and use data. A time series study of abstraction was also carried out for a subset of wells. Time series rainfall data for a rain gauge in the catchment is also included.
These data were collected through a series of projects:

  • Small scale irrigation using collector wells: pilot project (CEH/BGS/Zimbabwe Ministry of Lands, Agriculture and Water Development; DfID funded)
  • Sustainability of yield from wells and boreholes in hard rock aquifers (BGS; DfID funded)
  • Regional groundwater recharge assessment in semi–arid areas (CEH/BGS; DfID–funded)
  • The Hydrology of a dry land catchment in southern Zimbabwe, and the effects of climatic and land use change on shallow groundwater resources (PhD project, Uni. Reading/CEH)
  • Integrated Catchment Management and Sustainable Water Resource Development in Semi–arid Zimbabwe (PhD project, Uni. Reading/CEH)
Note: CEH (Center of Ecology and Hydrology) was known as the Institute of Hydrology 'IH' during the period of the study.

Dataset content dates 01/04/1992 - 31/03/2000
Dataset spatial coverage Romwe Catchment, Lowveld, Zimbabwe
Dataset supply format MS Excel
MS Word
Dataset language English-United Kingdom
Dataset discovery metadata record Yet to be published
Dataset publisher British Geological Survey
Dataset publication date 13th September 2019
Dataset digital object identifier(DOI) 10.5285/b57eb7b6-b91e-478c-8567-4593301e11ef
Dataset citation text Macdonald, D M J, Butterworth, J A, Thompson, D M, and Moriarty, P B. (2019): Groundwater–related data from basement aquifers in the Romwe Catchment, Southern Zimbabwe. British Geological Survey. (Dataset). https://dx.doi.org/10.5285/b57eb7b6-b91e-478c-8567-4593301e11ef
Constraints and terms of use This data set is available under Open Government Licence, subject to the following acknowledgement accompanying any reproduced materials: "Contains data supplied by permission of the Natural Environment Research Council [YEAR]".
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