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sabkha

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Speaking to Gulf News, Dr Howari touched on the many benefits of sabkhas. "Sabkha is a flat area with a high concentration of salts and sediments.
Sabkhas are being affected adversely by construction, he added, while observing that sabkhas themselves pose challenges for construction, such as corrosion.
"Urbanisation and land development affect the sabkhas. We should also know that the expansion of sabkhas is something that is ideal, especially if the sabkha or the sabkha-like conditions influence agricultural areas and constructions sites.
The sabkhas do hold out many benefits though, the professor added.
-- Deposits of sabkha: Most of these sediments south of Lake Bardawil an area of 229.9 [km.sup.2] and consists of sand, clay and silt and contain different proportions of sand, gypsum and halite' an average thickness of up to 10 meters.
* Interdunal sabkha: sabkha close to Lake Bardawil where they represent a risidual part of the lake, then there was a retreat in the water, sabkha Vtkont internal and became fed from groundwater leaking from the surrounding dunes and rain water.
* Coastal sabkha: Created Coastal sabkha with the decline of water in low-lying areas is attributed to the long or truncated areas of the lakes, and with limited water resources to those areas, and coastal salt marshes is the land too salty covered by salt crust, especially near the shores of the lake.
These lost areas may be due to naturally or man-made dried, or cut off by embankment or extensive Salina and Super tidal salts flats (Sabkha) or may be all of the previous reasons together.
Garn Al Sabkha Street towardsAl Asayel Street: Disruptionsfrom 7.35am until 9.45am
Garn Al Sabkha Street towards Al Asayel Street and Hessa Street: Disruptions from 7.40am until 10.00am.
As the leeward accretionary wedge developed, the subsequent surface was only drowned at exceptional high tides and became converted to sabkha as the accretion proceeded.
Especially on the mainland side of the main channel, above the limits of normal tides, they pass into the flat, salt encrusted surface of the mainland sabkha which fringes much of the Abu Dhabi coastline.