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Article: Changes to the groundwater system, from 1888 to present, in a highly-urbanized coastal area in Hong Kong, China

TitleChanges to the groundwater system, from 1888 to present, in a highly-urbanized coastal area in Hong Kong, China
Authors
KeywordsChina
Foundation
General hydrogeology
Groundwater flow
Land reclamation
Issue Date2008
PublisherSpringer Verlag. The Journal's web site is located at http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/10040/index.htm
Citation
Hydrogeology Journal, 2008, v. 16 n. 8, p. 1527-1539 How to Cite?
AbstractHistorical groundwater levels in a coastal region of Hong Kong Island (China) were reviewed and compared with data collected recently to reveal changes to the groundwater regime over the last century. The coastal springs and seeps have disappeared and the lower boundary of the seepage zone has moved uphill. Groundwater was found to be flowing upward along the boundary of natural slopes and urbanized areas. Artesian flows were commonly noted in the deep piezometers in the lower urbanized areas. Moreover, an overall rise in water levels in a 10-year period was observed in the urbanized areas, except in areas with good drainage. Extensive urbanization since the 1950s has included large-scale land reclamation, deep foundations of high-rise buildings, an underground transport system, water mains and horizontal drains in slopes; the effect has been a slow but gradual increase in the water level of the hillslope groundwater system. Further urbanization activities such as the westward extension of the underground transport system and new major drainage systems in the slopes, should be assessed for possible further changes to the groundwater system. The results presented here may serve as reference for other highly-urbanized coastal areas in the world. © Springer-Verlag 2008.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/58692
ISSN
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.049
ISI Accession Number ID
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region (SAR), ChinaHKU 7013/03
Funding Information:

This study is supported by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) (HKU 7013/03) of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region (SAR), China. Hard copies of piezometric curves were collected from the library of the Civil Engineering Department, the Hong Kong SAR. The authors acknowledge the help of Dr. Hu Li-tang in producing Figure12. Comments from two anonymous reviewers are also appreciated.

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dc.contributor.authorDing, Gen_HK
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dc.description.abstractHistorical groundwater levels in a coastal region of Hong Kong Island (China) were reviewed and compared with data collected recently to reveal changes to the groundwater regime over the last century. The coastal springs and seeps have disappeared and the lower boundary of the seepage zone has moved uphill. Groundwater was found to be flowing upward along the boundary of natural slopes and urbanized areas. Artesian flows were commonly noted in the deep piezometers in the lower urbanized areas. Moreover, an overall rise in water levels in a 10-year period was observed in the urbanized areas, except in areas with good drainage. Extensive urbanization since the 1950s has included large-scale land reclamation, deep foundations of high-rise buildings, an underground transport system, water mains and horizontal drains in slopes; the effect has been a slow but gradual increase in the water level of the hillslope groundwater system. Further urbanization activities such as the westward extension of the underground transport system and new major drainage systems in the slopes, should be assessed for possible further changes to the groundwater system. The results presented here may serve as reference for other highly-urbanized coastal areas in the world. © Springer-Verlag 2008.en_HK
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dc.subjectChinaen_HK
dc.subjectFoundationen_HK
dc.subjectGeneral hydrogeologyen_HK
dc.subjectGroundwater flowen_HK
dc.subjectLand reclamationen_HK
dc.titleChanges to the groundwater system, from 1888 to present, in a highly-urbanized coastal area in Hong Kong, Chinaen_HK
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