By Assefa M. Melesse

ISBN-10: 940070688X

ISBN-13: 9789400706880

This ebook provides result of clinical reports starting from hydrological modelling to water administration and coverage matters within the Nile River basin. It examines the actual, hydrometeorological and hydrogeological description of the basin besides research in realizing the hydrological methods of the basin less than the altering land-use stemming from inhabitants strain and elevated average assets tapping. The publication discusses the elevated impression of weather swap at the river flows, and such matters as water availability and insist, administration and coverage to offset the imbalance among call for and on hand resources.

This e-book could be of curiosity to researchers, practitioners, water assets mangers, coverage makers in addition to graduate and undergraduate scholars. it's a worthy reference textual content for ecohydrology, arid sector hydrology, hydrology of transboundary rivers and related classes.

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5 shows the morphological characteristics of the major soil types in the upper Blue Nile River basin. 3 Land Cover/Use The upper Blue Nile River basin has a varied land use/land cover including agriculture, grassland, forest, barrenland and water. Due to the variation in the topography, rainfall distribution and landscape, the basin has a mosaic of land cover. M. Melesse et al. Fig. 96% (water). 16 shows land cover map of the upper Blue Nile River basin from the MERIS sensor. The Globcover initiative produces a global land cover map for year 2005/2006 using remotely sensed data from MERIS with a spatial resolution of 300-m data acquired between mid 2005 and mid 2006.

5 Morphological characteristics for the major soils of upper Blue Nile River basin Soil group Depth Colour Texture Drainage Acrisols Deep to very deep Deep to very deep Shallow to moderately deep Moderately deep Very dark greyish brown Reddish brown Clay Well Clay/clay loam/silty clay Loamy sand Well Brown/dark brown Variable Silty clay Well Clay/silty clay Well Brown to yellowish brown Brown/reddish brown Reddish brown Loam/clay loam/clay Well Clay/silty clay Well Clay/clay loam/silty clay loam Clay loam/clay Well Alisols Arenosols Cambisols Fluvisols Leptosols Luvisols Nitisols Deep to very deep Shallow to very shallow Deep to very deep Deep to very deep Dark yellowish brown Phaeozems Deep Dark grey Regosols Shallow to moderately deep Brown Clay/silt/loamy sand/loam/silty clay/sandy loam Well to excessive Moderately well to poor Well Source: FAO, 2002 aluminium toxicity.

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