Articles | Volume 20, issue 8
Research article
26 Aug 2020
Research article |  | 26 Aug 2020

GIS-based DRASTIC and composite DRASTIC indices for assessing groundwater vulnerability in the Baghin aquifer, Kerman, Iran

Mohammad Malakootian and Majid Nozari

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Short summary
The present study estimated the Kerman–Baghin aquifer vulnerability using DRASTIC and ‎composite DRASTIC (CDRASTIC) indices with the aid of geographic information system (GIS) techniques. The aquifer vulnerability maps indicated very similar results, ‎identifying the north-west parts of the aquifer as areas with high to very high vulnerability. According to the results, parts of the studied aquifer have a high vulnerability and ‎require protective measures.
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