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Articles | Volume XL-1/W5
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-1/W5, 769–774, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-1-W5-769-2015
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-1/W5, 769–774, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-1-W5-769-2015

  11 Dec 2015

11 Dec 2015

GROUNDWATER POTENTIAL ASSESSMENT USING GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND AHP METHOD (CASE STUDY: BAFT CITY, KERMAN, IRAN)

M. Zeinolabedini and A. Esmaeily M. Zeinolabedini and A. Esmaeily
  • Dept. of Water Resources Engineering, Graduate University of Advanced Technology, Kerman, Mahan, 7631133131, Iran

Keywords: Underground Water, AHP, GIS, Remote Sensing

Abstract. The purpose of the present study is to use Geographical Information Systems (GISs) for determining the best areas having ground water potential in Baft city. To achieve this objective, parameters such as precipitation, slope, fault, vegetation, land cover and lithology were used. Regarding different weight of these parameters effect, Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) was used. After developing informational layers in GIS and weighing each of them, a model was developed. The final map of ground waters potential was calculated through the above-mentioned model. Through applying our developed model four areas having high, average, low potential and without required potential distinguished. Results of this research indicated that 0.74, 41.23 and 45.63 percent of the area had high, average and low potential, respectively. Moreover, 12.38% of this area had no potential. Obtained results can be useful in management plans of ground water resources and preventing excessive exploitation.