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Groundwater Resources of Ribeira Faja Basin, Island of Sao Nicolau, Cape Verde, West Africa

http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2010/3071/

Lower precipitation and recharge, with deeper groundwater levels, suggest this basin will be less susceptible to contamination than others nearby, but may be susceptible to saltwater intrusion brought on by well pumping.

by Heilweil, Victor M.; Gingerich, Stephen B.; Plummer, L. Niel; and Verstraeten, Ingrid M.
U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2010-3071
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Groundwater level, Groundwater quality, Hydrology, Saltwater intrusion, Aquifers, Islands
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