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[[Overview of Africa Groundwater Atlas | Africa Groundwater Atlas]] >> [[Hydrogeology by country | Hydrogeology by country]] >> Hydrogeology of Burkina Faso
  
 
==Authors==
 
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==Geographical Setting==
 
==Geographical Setting==
  
[[File:Burkina Faso_Political.png | right | frame | Map of Burkino Faso (For more information on the datasets used in the map see the [[Geography | geography resources section]])]]  
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[[File:Burkina Faso_Political.png | right | frame | Map of Burkina Faso (For more information on the datasets used in the map see the [[Geography | geography resources section]])]]  
  
 
===General===
 
===General===
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File:Burkino Faso_ClimateZones.png |Koppen Geiger Climate Zones  
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File:Burkina Faso_ClimateZones.png |Koppen Geiger Climate Zones  
File:Burkino Faso_ClimatePrecip.png |Average Annual Precipitation
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File:Burkina Faso_ClimatePrecip.png |Average Annual Precipitation
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File:Burkina Faso_ClimateTemp.png |Average Temperature
 
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[[File: Burkino Faso_pre_Monthly.png| 255x124px| Average monthly precipitation for Burkino Faso showing minimum and maximum (light blue), 25th and 75th percentile (blue), and median (dark blue) rainfall]] [[File: Burkino Faso_tmp_Monthly.png| 255x124px| Average monthly temperature for COUNTRY showing minimum and maximum (orange), 25th and 75th percentile (red), and median (black) temperature]] [[File: Burkino Faso_pre_Qts.png | 255x124px | Quarterly precipitation over the period 1950-2012]] [[File: Burkino Faso_pre_Mts.png|255x124px | Monthly precipitation (blue) over the period 2000-2012 compared with the long term monthly average (red)]]  
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[[File: Burkina Faso_pre_Monthly.png| 255x124px| Average monthly precipitation for Burkina Faso showing minimum and maximum (light blue), 25th and 75th percentile (blue), and median (dark blue) rainfall]] [[File: Burkina Faso_tmp_Monthly.png| 255x124px| Average monthly temperature for Burkina Faso showing minimum and maximum (orange), 25th and 75th percentile (red), and median (black) temperature]] [[File: Burkina Faso_pre_Qts.png | 255x124px | Quarterly precipitation over the period 1950-2012]] [[File: Burkina Faso_pre_Mts.png|255x124px | Monthly precipitation (blue) over the period 2000-2012 compared with the long term monthly average (red)]]  
 
   
 
   
 
For further detail on the climate datasets used see the [[Climate | climate resources section]].
 
For further detail on the climate datasets used see the [[Climate | climate resources section]].
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| [[File: Burkina Faso_Hydrology.png | frame | Surface Water Map of Burkino Faso (For more information on the datasets used in the map see the [[Surface water | surface water resources section]])]]
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| [[File: Burkino Faso_soil.png | frame | Soil Map of Burkino Faso (For map key and more information on the datasets used in the map see the [[Soil | soil resources section]])]]
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| [[File: Burkino Faso_LandCover.png | frame | Land Cover Map of Burkino Faso (For map key and more information on the datasets used in the map see the [[Land cover | land cover resources section]])]]
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==Geology==
 
==Geology==
This section provides a summary of the geology of Burkino Faso. More detail can be found in the references listed at the bottom of this page. ''Many of these references can be accessed through the [http://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/index.cfm Africa Groundwater Literature Archive].''
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This section provides a summary of the geology of Burkina Faso. More detail can be found in the references listed at the bottom of this page. ''Many of these references can be accessed through the [http://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/index.cfm Africa Groundwater Literature Archive].''
 
The geology map on this page shows a simplified version of the geology at a national scale (see [[Geology | the Geology resources page]] for more details). ''The map is available to download as a shapefile (.shp) for use in GIS packages.''  
 
The geology map on this page shows a simplified version of the geology at a national scale (see [[Geology | the Geology resources page]] for more details). ''The map is available to download as a shapefile (.shp) for use in GIS packages.''  
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==Hydrogeology==
 
==Hydrogeology==
This section provides a summary of the hydrogeology of the main aquifers in Burkino Faso.  More information is available in the references listed at the bottom of this page. ''Many of these references can be accessed through the [http://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/index.cfm Africa Groundwater Literature Archive].''
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This section provides a summary of the hydrogeology of the main aquifers in Burkina Faso.  More information is available in the references listed at the bottom of this page. ''Many of these references can be accessed through the [http://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/index.cfm Africa Groundwater Literature Archive].''
 
The hydrogeology map on this page shows a simplified version of the type and productivity of the main aquifers at a national scale (see [[Aquifer properties| the Aquifer properties resource page]] for more details). ''The map is available to download as a shapefile (.shp) for use in GIS packages.''
 
The hydrogeology map on this page shows a simplified version of the type and productivity of the main aquifers at a national scale (see [[Aquifer properties| the Aquifer properties resource page]] for more details). ''The map is available to download as a shapefile (.shp) for use in GIS packages.''
  
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==References==
 
==References==
The following references provide more information on the geology and hydrogeology of Burkino Faso.
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The following references provide more information on the geology and hydrogeology of Burkina Faso.
 
These, and others, can be accessed through the [http://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/searchResults.cfm?title_search=&author_search=&category_search=&country_search=BF&placeboolean=AND&singlecountry=1 Africa Groundwater Literature Archive]
 
These, and others, can be accessed through the [http://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/searchResults.cfm?title_search=&author_search=&category_search=&country_search=BF&placeboolean=AND&singlecountry=1 Africa Groundwater Literature Archive]
 
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Authors

Author 1, Affiliation

Author 2, Affiliation


Geographical Setting

Map of Burkina Faso (For more information on the datasets used in the map see the geography resources section)

General

Estimated Population in 2013* XXX
Rural Population (% of total) (2013)* XXX%
Total Surface Area* XXX sq km
Agricultural Land (% of total area) (2012)* XXX%
Capital City XXX
Region XXX
Border Countries XXX
Annual Freshwater Withdrawal (2013)* XXX Million cubic metres
Annual Freshwater Withdrawal for Agriculture (2013)* XXX%
Annual Freshwater Withdrawal for Domestic Use (2013)* XXX%
Annual Freshwater Withdrawal for Industry (2013)* XXX%
Rural Population with Access to Improved Water Source (2012)* XXX%
Urban Population with Access to Improved Water Source (2012)* XXX%

* Source: World Bank


Climate

Rainfall time-series and graphs of monthly average rainfall and temperature for each individual climate zone can be found on the Burkino Faso Climate Page.


Average monthly precipitation for Burkina Faso showing minimum and maximum (light blue), 25th and 75th percentile (blue), and median (dark blue) rainfall Average monthly temperature for Burkina Faso showing minimum and maximum (orange), 25th and 75th percentile (red), and median (black) temperature Quarterly precipitation over the period 1950-2012 Monthly precipitation (blue) over the period 2000-2012 compared with the long term monthly average (red)

For further detail on the climate datasets used see the climate resources section.

Surface water


Surface Water Map of Burkina Faso (For more information on the datasets used in the map see the surface water resources section)

Soil

Soil Map of Burkina Faso (For map key and more information on the datasets used in the map see the soil resources section)

Land cover

Land Cover Map of Burkina Faso (For map key and more information on the datasets used in the map see the land cover resources section)


Geology

This section provides a summary of the geology of Burkina Faso. More detail can be found in the references listed at the bottom of this page. Many of these references can be accessed through the Africa Groundwater Literature Archive. The geology map on this page shows a simplified version of the geology at a national scale (see the Geology resources page for more details). The map is available to download as a shapefile (.shp) for use in GIS packages.

Burkina Faso Geology.png
Geological Environments
Key Formations Period Lithology Structure
Geological Environment 1
Name of formation1 Time period Description Structure
Geological Environment 2
Geological Environment 3


Hydrogeology

This section provides a summary of the hydrogeology of the main aquifers in Burkina Faso. More information is available in the references listed at the bottom of this page. Many of these references can be accessed through the Africa Groundwater Literature Archive. The hydrogeology map on this page shows a simplified version of the type and productivity of the main aquifers at a national scale (see the Aquifer properties resource page for more details). The map is available to download as a shapefile (.shp) for use in GIS packages.

Burkina Faso Hydrogeology.png Hydrogeology Key.png


Unconsolidated

Named Aquifers General Description Water quantity issues Water quality issues Recharge

Sedimentary - Intergranular Flow

Named Aquifers General Description Water quantity issues Water quality issues Recharge

Sedimentary - Intergranular & Fracture Flow

Named Aquifers General Description Water quantity issues Water quality issues Recharge

Sedimentary - Fracture Flow

Named Aquifers General Description Water quantity issues Water quality issues Recharge

Basement

Named Aquifers General Description Water quantity issues Water quality issues Recharge


Groundwater Status

Groundwater quantity

Groundwater quality

Groundwater use and management

Groundwater use

Groundwater management

Groundwater monitoring

Transboundary aquifers

For further information about transboundary aquifers, please see the Transboundary aquifers resources page


References

The following references provide more information on the geology and hydrogeology of Burkina Faso. These, and others, can be accessed through the Africa Groundwater Literature Archive EDIT THE LINK TO CORRECT COUNTRY!!

Geology: key references

Hydrogeology: key references

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