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Water Resources Management in Koya Basin
Mohammed Owaid Heedan
Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Koya University

Abstract: The measurement of rainfall excess or runoff has an essential role for any assessment, development, utilization, and management of water resources and urban development of any region. Koya city located in Koya basin in Kurdistan region North of Iraq, the city has undergone rapid development and increase in population in the last few years.For this purpose , the runoff in Koya basin has to be determined, where there is no previous study of runoff in this basin.The results of this study will provide data base for the purposes of planning, design, and management for many hydraulic and hydrologic projects in Koya Department of Water Resources and Koya Department of Mayoralty.

Some of the cities in Kurdistan Region of Iraq depend completely on the groundwater, as a main source of water in their water supply systems, where the cities are too far from surface water resources. In this study, the groundwater is carefully investigated by evaluating the performance of water wells, which are located within Haibat Sultan Mountain; to the east of the city. In this study the hydraulic characteristics of the aquifer is to be evaluated and a five deep wells were selected. The single well test method was used for analyzing the well characteristics. Pumping test data are analyzed to obtain the hydraulic properties of the aquifer, such as transmissivity, coefficient of permeability, specific capacity and specific yield.

Keywords: Excess rain, Volume of runoff water, Koya basin, water wells, Single well test.

Date: 03/05/2020
Place: Online/ Google meet.
Caroline Yousif Daniel,
May 24, 2020, 9:36 AM