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==Groundwater Status==
 
==Groundwater Status==
 
 
===Groundwater quantity===
 
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Many of Gabon's aquifers appear to have the potential for further development, both for rural and urban water supplies.
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===Groundwater quality===
  
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==Groundwater use and management==
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=== Groundwater use===
  
===Groundwater quality===
 
 
Groundwater from most aquifers in Gabon is of good quality, particularly at deeper levels - shallow groundwater often has a high iron content, as well as being more vulnerable to contamination.
 
  
==Groundwater use and management==
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=== Groundwater management===
  
=== Groundwater use===
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===Groundwater monitoring===
  
Many coastal cities use groundwater, including Libreville and Port Gentil, from a number of aquifers including Quaternary sands at Port Gentil, and Jurassic and Cretaceous sedimentary aquifers in Libreville. Many of the main interior centres used to use surface water, but groundwater has replaced or supplemented this in some places. 
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=== Transboundary aquifers===
  
A programme of drilling rural water supply boreholes took place from the 1970s. Across most of the country, these rural water supply boreholes have low yields, but sufficient to meet local demand.
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For further information about transboundary aquifers, please see the [[Transboundary aquifers | Transboundary aquifers resources page]]
  
  

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