Rmel Society, Tunisia
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Rmel River Basin is located in the Governorate of Zaghouan, in eastern Tunisia. It covers an area of 740 km2 and covers a population of 40,000 inhabitants.
The River Basin is an agricultural region with patches of forest. The climate is semi-arid Mediterranean characterized by mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers. The River Basin coincides with a 450 mm/year isohyet (a line on a map of equal or constant rainfall) and plays an important hydrological role as it links the main “wadis” (valleys). Water resources are based on surface water use, while agriculture is based on cereal crops and cattle raising. The River Basin discharges into a dam which was built in 1996. It is part of the hydrological monitoring network that included around 30 experimental river basins at representative sites along the Tunisian Dorsal range.