Jun, K.W. and Jang, C.D., 2013. Effects of Salinization of Groundwater along the Western Coast of Korea are Reduced by Artificially Recharging with Freshwater
Climate change, which is becoming an issue throughout the entire world, is also affecting the seawater intrusion aspect of the coastal region of the Korean peninsula. The Korean coast which is surrounded by the three oceans, was used to analyze the trend of seawater intrusion, and the results showed that the west coast of Korea was in a more serious state than the other coasts. Salinization of groundwater by seawater intrusion in coastal areas may cause decreases in crop harvests due to reduced availability of freshwater for irrigation. This research used the groundwater analysis model, the FEMWATER, to analyze the characteristics of the seawater intrusion in the Younggwang region of the west coast. By using the data from the groundwater well, a 3 dimensional model of underground space was set up and a numerical simulation of the effects of the artificial recharging of fresh water in order to reduce the damage of seawater intrusion was carried out.