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'''Dr Kirsty Upton''' and '''Brighid Ó Dochartaigh''', British Geological Survey, UK
 
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Bibliographic reference: Upton, K. & Ó Dochartaigh, B.É. 2016. Africa Groundwater Atlas: Hydrogeology of Liberia. British Geological Survey. Accessed [date you accessed the information]. http://earthwise.bgs.ac.uk/index.php/Hydrogeology_of_Liberia
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==Terms and conditions==
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The Africa Groundwater Atlas is hosted by the British Geological Survey (BGS) and includes information from third party sources. Your use of information provided by this website is at your own risk. If reproducing diagrams that include third party information, please cite both the Africa Groundwater Atlas and the third party sources. Please see the [[Africa Groundwater Atlas Terms and Conditions | Terms and Conditions]] for more information.
  
 
==Geographical Setting==
 
==Geographical Setting==

Revision as of 15:41, 5 April 2016

Africa Groundwater Atlas >> Hydrogeology by country >> Hydrogeology of Liberia


This page has limited information and needs to be updated. If you have more information on the hydrogeology of Liberia , please get in touch!


Compilers

Dr Kirsty Upton and Brighid Ó Dochartaigh, British Geological Survey, UK

Please cite this page as: Upton & Ó Dochartaigh, 2016.

Bibliographic reference: Upton, K. & Ó Dochartaigh, B.É. 2016. Africa Groundwater Atlas: Hydrogeology of Liberia. British Geological Survey. Accessed [date you accessed the information]. http://earthwise.bgs.ac.uk/index.php/Hydrogeology_of_Liberia

Terms and conditions

The Africa Groundwater Atlas is hosted by the British Geological Survey (BGS) and includes information from third party sources. Your use of information provided by this website is at your own risk. If reproducing diagrams that include third party information, please cite both the Africa Groundwater Atlas and the third party sources. Please see the Terms and Conditions for more information.

Geographical Setting

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

General

Estimated Population in 2013* 4,294,077
Rural Population (% of total) (2013)* 51.1%
Total Surface Area* 96,320 sq km
Agricultural Land (% of total area) (2012)* 28.1%
Capital City Monrovia
Region Western Africa
Border Countries Sierra Leone, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire
Annual Freshwater Withdrawal (2013)* 130.8 Million cubic metres
Annual Freshwater Withdrawal for Agriculture (2013)* 9.4%
Annual Freshwater Withdrawal for Domestic Use (2013)* 54.4%
Annual Freshwater Withdrawal for Industry (2013)* 36.2%
Rural Population with Access to Improved Water Source (2012)* 63%
Urban Population with Access to Improved Water Source (2012)* 86.8%

* Source: World Bank


Climate

Average monthly precipitation for Liberia showing minimum and maximum (light blue), 25th and 75th percentile (blue), and median (dark blue) rainfall Average monthly temperature for Liberia 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 Liberia (For more information on the datasets used in the map see the surface water resources section)

Soil

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

Land cover

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


Geology

The geology map shows a simplified version of the geology at a national scale. More information is available in the report UN (1988) (see References section, below).



Simplified Geology of Liberia (For more information on the datasets used in the map see the the Geology resources page)

Hydrogeology

The hydrogeology map below shows a simplified version of the type and productivity of the main aquifers at a national scale (see the Hydrogeology Map resource page for more details).

More information on the hydrogeology of Liberia is available in the report United Nations (1988) (see References section, below).

Liberia Hydrogeology.png Hydrogeology Key.png

Groundwater management

Water point databases exist with information on more than 3,000 hand dug wells and more than 600 boreholes in Liberia, although information for some parts of the country is not yet recorded. Only protected (improved) hand dug wells are recorded in the database. No geological log information is available for the groundwater sources, and most have no information on groundwater (rest/static) level.

Transboundary aquifers

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

References

References with more information on the geology and hydrogeology of Liberia can be accessed through the Africa Groundwater Literature Archive.

United Nations. 1988. Groundwater in North and West Africa: Liberia. United Nations Department of Technical Cooperation for Development and Economic Commission for Africa.


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