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Saltwater Intrusion

Applying geoscanners for monitoring saltwater intrusion

Map the movement of saltwater in freshwater aquifers

In areas with flatter coastal land where high tide seawater or storm events are flooding the land by saltwater intrusion is an issue. Saltwater intrusion can also be caused by pumping from coast-near freshwater aquifers and the saltwater migrates towards land contaminating the aquifer or drinking water which can have significant environmental, ecological, and economic implications. These different mechanisms can be mapped by using the geoscanner. The imaging migrating saltwater, due to the high contrast between fresh and saline water, is commonly used for detecting the boundary between freshwater and saltwater on islands and near coast areas.

Guarding against saltwater intrusion becomes easy with the geoscanner and its ability to see the depth and mapping the borderline between the saltwater and freshwater. The geoscanner helps to safeguard freshwater resources cost-effective and makes it a valuable tool for managing coastal aquifers and contributes to the sustainable management of freshwater resources and the protection of coastal ecosystems and communities.

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