Water resources quality data following extreme rainfall and floods in the Gaborone catchment, Upper Limpopo basis, Botswana

Dataset

Description

The dataset contains concentrations of Total Organic Carbon, Chloride, Fluoride, Bromine, Sulfate, Potassium, Aluminium, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Sodium, Phosphorus, Chromium, Manganese, Cobalt, Nickel, Copper, Zinc, Arsenic, Selenium, Molybdenum, Cadmium, Lead and stable water isotopes (δD and δ18O) for 25 groundwater and surface water sampling locations, surveyed over the period February 2017 to May 2018 immediately following Dineo floods.

The data were collected as part of the PULA project, which aimed at understanding the immediate effect of heavy rainfall and floods on water resources in arid Botswana and their transitional hydrologic readjustment towards the dry period, and the role of these events in supporting either or both resources replenishment and contamination.

The project was co-ordinated by the University of Aberdeen, with partners at the Botswana International University of Science and Technology, the Government of Botswana Department of Water Affairs, and the International Water Management Institute. The project was funded by the Natural Environment Research Council as part of its Urgency grants scheme.
Date made available12 Apr 2019
PublisherNERC Environmental Information Data Centre
Date of data productionFeb 2017 - May 2018
Geographical coverageBotswana

Keywords

  • Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
  • NE/R002568/1

Cite this

Comte, J. (Creator), Geris, J. R. M. C. (Creator), Franchi, F. (Creator)(12 Apr 2019). Water resources quality data following extreme rainfall and floods in the Gaborone catchment, Upper Limpopo basis, Botswana. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. 10.5285/c7793128-1961-45d5-aa18-5f023116784b