—This research is aim to investigate holistic
management of floodwaters in Jordan to better understand how
this natural hazard can instead be viewed as a valuable natural
resource. The groundwater resources in the study area are
depleted by the domestic usage and irrigation uses. The limited
amount of the groundwater in the area is attributed to the
limited natural recharge through the wadi bed during the
occurrence of floods. HEC-HMS model were used in order to
estimate the surface runoff. A groundwater model for the study
area was used to evaluate the effect of flood water on
groundwater recharge using the existing volcanic cave. The
result shows that Beer Al-Hamam cave with a volume of 20,000
m3, when used to store flood water and recharge it for
groundwater. The groundwater table will rise (localy) in the
range of 0.2 to .5 m per year.
—Flood, groundwater recharge, rainfall runoff
modeling, Azraq basin.
Moayyad Shawaqfah is with Al al-Bayt University, Jordan (e-mail:
Cite: M. Shawaqfah, I. Alqdah, and O. K. Nusier, "Water Resources Management Using Modeling Tools in
Desert Regions: The Azraq Basin, Jordan," International Journal of Modeling and Optimization vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 55-58, 2015.