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The Main Aquifers of Cyprus 

 

Hydrogeologists have mapped and delineated tens of small and large aquifers in Cyprus.  Several of these aquifers have well-defined boundaries and are isolated but many others have less well-defined boundaries and are in hydraulic connection with other aquifers. Most of the alluvial aquifers, for example, merge with coastal plain aquifers with which they are hydraulically connected. In a recent study carried out by the Water Development Department (WDD) in co-operation with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UNFAO), 66 discrete aquifers have been delineated and examined.

 

The main groundwater basins in Cyprus according to their geographical location and their hydrogeological properties are as follows:

 

 

 

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