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The use of chloride to estimate groundwater recharge in two catchment areas on the Guatemalan volcanic highland

, : The use of chloride to estimate groundwater recharge in two catchment areas on the Guatemalan volcanic highland. Journal of Environmental Hydrology 1(1): 9-18

Conventional hydrological techniques for estimating groundwater recharge are expensive and time consuming because they are based on the simultaneous estimation of many parameters that require long and different data records, a technical condition usually not sustainable in developing countries. This paper proposes a low-cost method for determining the replenishment coefficient by means of chloride content in groundwater and rainwater (hydrochemical solute technique).

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