Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

Spring 4-2017


At the beginning of the 20th century, several studies were performed to deliver the Mediterranean Sea water to the Qattara Depression through a canal for hydropower generation by utilizing the difference in the water levels. Main objectives of the current study are to: a) create a hydrological data bank for the depression, and b) determine the expected evaporation rate from the accumulated saline water in the Lagoon. The study methodology has been performed utilizing the recent tools of analysis that had not been available for the previous studies of the project such as; efficient numerical models, geographic information system (GIS), and Digital Elevation Models (DEM).