Articles | Volume 23, issue 12
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 5175–5198, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-5175-2019
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 5175–5198, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-5175-2019

Research article 19 Dec 2019

Research article | 19 Dec 2019

A three-dimensional palaeohydrogeological reconstruction of the groundwater salinity distribution in the Nile Delta Aquifer

Joeri van Engelen et al.

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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (22 Jul 2019) by Insa Neuweiler
AR by Joeri van Engelen on behalf of the Authors (22 Jul 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Jul 2019) by Insa Neuweiler
RR by Leanne Morgan (04 Aug 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (17 Sep 2019)
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (18 Sep 2019) by Insa Neuweiler
AR by Joeri van Engelen on behalf of the Authors (26 Sep 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (30 Sep 2019) by Insa Neuweiler
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (14 Oct 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (23 Oct 2019) by Insa Neuweiler
AR by Joeri van Engelen on behalf of the Authors (30 Oct 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (19 Nov 2019) by Insa Neuweiler
AR by Joeri van Engelen on behalf of the Authors (20 Nov 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
The Nile Delta is an important agricultural area with a fast-growing population, relying increasingly on groundwater. However, saline groundwater extends far land-inward, rendering groundwater close to the coastal zone useless for consumption or agriculture. It normally is assumed that this is caused by mixing due to velocity differences, but here we show that it might also be caused by the coastline being located more land-inward 8000 years ago.