Geology and hydrology of Tuaran

702001-100880-677-B
Author : Majeed M. Faisal, Shariff A. K. Omang and Sanudin Hj. Tahir
Publication : Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia
Page : 197-201
Volume Number : 40
DOI : https://doi.org/10.7186/bgsm40199714

Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 40, July 1997, pp. 197 – 201

 

Geology and hydrology of Tuaran

MAJEED M. FAISAL, SHARIFF A.K. OMANG AND SANUDIN HJ. TAHIR

University Malaysia Sabah, Km 19, Jalan Tuaran, Beg Berkunci 2073, 88999 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

 

Abstract: The study area located is in the western coast of Sabah between Telipok and Tuaran. The paper presents the geological setting and the hydrological condition of the study area and their relation, and attempts to determine the water balance based on available climatological data using Thornwaite method. Geological study indicates that the study area is underlain by Crocker Formation and Quaternary alluvium while hydrological condition based on water balance computation indicated that most of the water from precipitation fallover in the study area will be consumed by evapotranspiration leaving little water available for deep percolation and surface run off. 

https://doi.org/10.7186/bgsm40199714