Articles | Volume 23, issue 2
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 763–771, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-763-2019

Special issue: Environmental changes and hazards in the Dead Sea region (NHESS/ACP/HESS/SE...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 763–771, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-763-2019

Research article 11 Feb 2019

Research article | 11 Feb 2019

Faulting patterns in the Lower Yarmouk Gorge potentially influence groundwater flow paths

Nimrod Inbar et al.

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In areas of enigmatic hydrology, water scarcity, and transboundary water resources, management strategies should rely on comprehensive modeling which must be based on realistic geometry, including all relevant structural features. Based on available geophysical and geological data, a new faulting pattern in the Lower Yarmouk Gorge is suggested as a basis for hydrogeological modeling. Furthermore, unexpected pull-apart basin rim fault evolution is discussed in the context of tectonic collision.