Sinkholes induced by uncontrolled groundwater withdrawal for agriculture in arid Saudi Arabia. Integration of remote-sensing and geophysical (ERT) techniques
Recently, an increasing number of sinkholes related to cavernous karst bedrock has been documented in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). One of the most hazardous areas is Al Jouf region, with an average annual rainfall below 35 mm. Here, crop fields irrigated with groundwater have experienced a very rapid expansion. Limited hydrogeological data indicate that the over-exploitation of the ... Read more