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Modeling and Conception of a Hydrological Data Base of the Watershed -
Case of Sebkha of Oran, West of Algeria

Amar Dif1, Zine Eddine Zebbar1, Samia Zaitra2 and Moulay Idriss Hassani2

1 Centre National des Techniques Spatiales (CNTS), Oran, Algeria

2 Université d’Oran Es-Senia (IST), Algeria


The objective assigned to this work, is the modeling of the water resources of the watershed of the Sebkha of Oran (Algeria) by the implementation of a hydrological data base able to write in an adequate way constituting elements of the physical environment.

The elaboration of a computerized data bank directed to the study of the functional unity which is watershed constitutes the quintessence of this work. In the concern to study the various factors acting on the functioning of the environment, it was possible to integrate a set of data resulting from various sources, such as the satellite images and the digital terrain models (DTM), within a geographic information system (GIS).

Keywords: Modeling, watershed, Sebkha, hydrological data base and GIS