Simulation of integrated surface-water/groundwater flow for a freshwater wetland in Selangor State, Malaysia


Author : Bahaa-Eldin E. A. Rahim, Ismail Yusoff, Azmi M. Jafri & Zainudin OthmanPublication : Bulletin of the Geological Society of MalaysiaVolume : 55Page : 87 - 93Year : 2009DOI : https://doi.org/10.7186/bgsm55200915


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Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 55, November 2009, pp. 87-93

 

Simulation of integrated surface-water/groundwater flow for a  freshwater wetland in Selangor State, Malaysia

Bahaa-eldin E. A. Rahim1*, Ismail Yusoff1, Azmi M. Jafri2 & Zainudin Othman3

1Department of Geology, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur; Malaysia

2Hydrology and Water Resources Division, Department of Irrigation and Drainage Malaysia, 68000 Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

3Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), 35000 Tanjung Malim; Perak, Malaysia

*Email Address: bahaa_wali@perdana.um.edu.my

 

Abstract— This study aimed at modelling the hydrologic processes of Paya Indah wetlands (PIW). The model includes surface water inflows and outflows, daily rainfall, potential evapotranspiration (ET), and groundwater seepage. An integrated surface water/groundwater systems approach was developed using MIKE SHE software. At this stage of PIW modelling process we calibrated surface water level and groundwater head levels to the extent that permitted by the available data. The model was simulated for both dry and wet seasons. The multi-criteria results reveal that the model performance is satisfactory. 

Keywords: MIKE SHE modeling system, Paya Indah, rainfall, evapotranspiration, overland flow

https://doi.org/10.7186/bgsm55200915