Hydrological study of the Sangerd drainage basin in the Sabzewar area

Document Type : Original Research


1 Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, Islamic Azad University - Mashhad Branch, Mashhad, Iran

2 Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran


The Sangerd drainage basin, located in the Sabzewar area, consists of three sub basins, namely the western sub basin (Alblagh, Khak-e-Khoon, Khargoush and Gholam-Baik channels), eastern sub basin (Langar, Takab, Deh-Mian and Khezr-Abad channels) and southern sub basin (Danjan and Shahake channels). Structurally, the study area is a part of Central Iran and is composed of Late Mesozoic and Cenozoic rocks. Climatologically, the Sangerd area is arid and semi-arid. Due to the effect of geologic and climatologic conditions, the water is sulfurous and of high chlorinity, so, mostly, for drinking, agricultural and industrial usage is useless, however, it can be used for animals.