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Comptes Rendus Géoscience
Volume 335, n° 5
pages 461-468 (mai 2003)
Doi : 10.1016/S1631-0713(03)00059-2
Received : 28 June 2002 ;  accepted : 17 Mars 2003
Dynamiques de vidange d'une mare temporaire au Sahel : l'exemple de Banizoumbou (Sud-Ouest du Niger)
Dynamics of emptying of a temporary pond in the Sahel: the case study of Banizoumbou (southwestern Niger)

Wenceslas  Martin-Rosales ab ,  Christian  Leduc b *
aDepartamento de Geodinamica, Universidad de Granada, Campus de Fuentenueva, 18071 Granada, Espagne 
bIRD, UMR HydroSciences Montpellier, BP 64501, 34394 Montpellier cedex 5, France 

*Auteur correspondant.

Étudié depuis une décennie, le site de Banizoumbou, typique de l'hydrologie du Sud-Ouest nigérien, a permis de caractériser la triple dynamique de vidange des mares temporaires : (1) lors d'un événement pluvieux, une première phase de vidange rapide est suivie d'une seconde, beaucoup plus lente ; (2) au cours de la saison des pluies, la vidange est de plus en plus difficile ; (3) enfin, en 10 ans, la vidange a également ralenti. Cette triple évolution est interprétée comme une modification importante du colmatage limono-argileux tapissant le fond de la mare, induite par l'anthropisation rapide du milieu. Pour citer cet article : W. Martin-Rosales, C. Leduc, C. R. Geoscience 335 (2003). Pour citer cet article : W. Martin-Rosales, C. Leduc, C. R. Geoscience 335 (2003).

Mots clés  : Niger ; milieu semi-aride ; mare temporaire ; vidange ; colmatage ; évolution temporelle.


A ten-year study of the Banizoumbou site shows it to be typical of the hydrological processes in southwestern Niger. The emptying dynamics of the temporary pond occur on three time scales: (1) after a rainy event, emptying is initially rapid, becoming much slower later; (2) over a complete wet season, emptying becomes more and more difficult; (3) finally, emptying has slowed over the years. This indicates an important change in the clayey-silty clogging of the pond bottom, as a consequence of rapid environmental changes resulting from human activity. To cite this article: W. Martin-Rosales, C. Leduc, C. R. Geoscience 335 (2003). To cite this article: W. Martin-Rosales, C. Leduc, C. R. Geoscience 335 (2003).

Mots clés  : Niger ; semi-arid environment ; temporary pond ; emptying ; clogging ; change with time.

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