سال انتشار: ۱۳۸۶
محل انتشار: سمینار بین المللی تاریخ آبیاری و زهکشی
تعداد صفحات: ۱۱
Fatemeh Zaker hosseini – M. S. Petroleum Geology- Khuzestan Water and Power Authority
Samaneh Abdoveis – M. S. Hydraulic Structures- Khuzestan Water and Power Authority
Maryam Cheraghi – B.A. History
In Khuzestan province due to the existence of 34 percent of the country’s surface water, ground water has received less attention. Despite all these issues, people in this province, owing to the hot and dry climate, for using surface water need to transfer it to urban areas and farmlands higher than rivers. The result of the diligent people’s efforts leads to drilling river (Softeh or Ghomsh) and underground (Kariz) Ghanats with unique characteristics. Of the important areas with river Ghanats are Shushtar city and its suburbs. In this city existed both surface and under ground water transfer. These Ghanats are 130 to 2000 years old. The present study assesses 8 Ghanats, out of them 5 are identified for the first time.