Afghanistan Groundwater

Hydrogeology Department
Ministry of Energy and Water
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

WAPECA Building, Airport Road, Kabul
Afghanistan Data Availability Map

Faizabad ​
Drilled Depth – 20 to 63 m ​
Groundwater Level – 18 to 42 m ​
Groundwater Quality: ​
Hard water with higher values of magnesium ​
Out of 19 water samples, only 3 are safe for drinking ​
Spring Water:10 to 25 l/s discharge with excellent water quality.

Faizabad ​
Drilled Depth – 20 to 63 m ​
Groundwater Level – 18 to 42 m ​
Groundwater Quality: ​
Hard water with higher values of magnesium ​
Out of 19 water samples, only 3 are safe for drinking ​
Spring Water:10 to 25 l/s discharge with excellent water quality.

Qal-e-Naw ​
Drilled Depth - 7 to 20 m ​
Water Level - 1 to 19 m ​
Water Quality from one sample - good

Qal-e-Naw ​
Drilled Depth - 7 to 20 m ​
Water Level - 1 to 19 m ​
Water Quality from one sample - good

Pul-i-Khumri ​
Water Level - 13 to 30 m

Pul-i-Khumri ​
Water Level - 13 to 30 m

Mazar-e-Sharif ​
Drilled Depth - 6 to 100 m ​​
Water Level - 5 to 40 m ​​
Water Quality - good from deep aquifer

Mazar-e-Sharif ​
Drilled Depth - 6 to 100 m ​​
Water Level - 5 to 40 m ​​
Water Quality - good from deep aquifer

Bamiyan ​
Well Depth - less than 30 m ​
Water Level - less than 20 m

Bamiyan ​
Well Depth - less than 30 m ​
Water Level - less than 20 m

Daykundi ​
Drilled Depth - less than 20 m
Water Level - less than 15 m

Daykundi ​
Drilled Depth - less than 20 m
Water Level - less than 15 m

Farah ​
Well Depth - 4 to 67 m
Water Level - 3 to 28 m

Farah ​
Well Depth - 4 to 67 m
Water Level - 3 to 28 m

Maymana ​
Well Depth - 7 to 70 m
Water Level - 2 to 52 m
Water Quality - mostly saline

Maymana ​
Well Depth - 7 to 70 m
Water Level - 2 to 52 m
Water Quality - mostly saline

Ghazni ​
Well Depth - 5 to 80 m ​
Water Level - 3 to 60 m ​
Water Quality - generally good

Ghazni ​
Well Depth - 5 to 80 m ​
Water Level - 3 to 60 m ​
Water Quality - generally good

Chagcharan ​
Well Depth - 6 to 40 m ​
Water Level - 2 to 27 m ​
Water Quality - good

Chagcharan ​
Well Depth - 6 to 40 m ​
Water Level - 2 to 27 m ​
Water Quality - good

Lashkargah ​
Well Depth - 4 to 80 m
Water Level - 1 to 78 m

Lashkargah ​
Well Depth - 4 to 80 m
Water Level - 1 to 78 m

Herat
Drilled Depth – 4 to 150 m
Groundwater Level – 1 to 47 m
Groundwater Quality - generally good ​

Lower Hari Rud Valley
Aquifer – 5 to 240 m
Water Level – free flow to 74 m
Aquifer Volume (Underground Reservoir) – 10 BCM within 100 m depth
Annual Recharge – 375 MCM

Herat
Drilled Depth – 4 to 150 m
Groundwater Level – 1 to 47 m
Groundwater Quality - generally good ​

Lower Hari Rud Valley
Aquifer – 5 to 240 m
Water Level – free flow to 74 m
Aquifer Volume (Underground Reservoir) – 10 BCM within 100 m depth
Annual Recharge – 375 MCM

Shebarghan ​
Deep Well Depth - 50 to 70 m ​
Water Level - 16 to 17 m ​
Water Quality - good

Shebarghan ​
Deep Well Depth - 50 to 70 m ​
Water Level - 16 to 17 m ​
Water Quality - good

Kabul ​
Drilled Depth – 5 to 700 m
Groundwater Level – 1.5 to 68 m ​
Water Level Fluctuation - 1 to 8 m
Groundwater Quality - varies widely, in some areas even not suitable for irrigation

Kabul ​
Drilled Depth – 5 to 700 m
Groundwater Level – 1.5 to 68 m ​
Water Level Fluctuation - 1 to 8 m
Groundwater Quality - varies widely, in some areas even not suitable for irrigation

Kandahar ​
Drilled Depth – 5 to 180 m ​
Water Level – 2 to 83.5 m ​
Water Quality – good to 11,000 ppm TDS

Kandahar ​
Drilled Depth – 5 to 180 m ​
Water Level – 2 to 83.5 m ​
Water Quality – good to 11,000 ppm TDS

Mahmud-i-Raqi
​ Well Depth - 10 to 21 m ​
Water Level - 7 to 20 m

Mahmud-i-Raqi
​ Well Depth - 10 to 21 m ​
Water Level - 7 to 20 m

Matun ​
Well Depth – 4 to 52 m ​
Water Level – 1 to 47 m

Matun ​
Well Depth – 4 to 52 m ​
Water Level – 1 to 47 m

Asadabad ​
Well Depth - 7 to 51 m ​
Water Level - 5 to 50 m

Asadabad ​
Well Depth - 7 to 51 m ​
Water Level - 5 to 50 m

Kunduz ​
Deep Well Discharge - 2.8 to 7.8 lps

Kunduz ​
Deep Well Discharge - 2.8 to 7.8 lps

Mehterlam ​
Well Depth - 4 to 129 m ​
Water Level - 1 to 68 m ​
Water quality - good

Mehterlam ​
Well Depth - 4 to 129 m ​
Water Level - 1 to 68 m ​
Water quality - good

Pul-i-Alam ​​
Well Depth - 5 to 62 m ​​
Water Level - 2 to 40 m ​​
Water Quality - good

Pul-i-Alam ​​
Well Depth - 5 to 62 m ​​
Water Level - 2 to 40 m ​​
Water Quality - good

Jalalabad ​
Well Depth - 6 to 37 m ​
Water Level - 1 to 31 m ​
Water Quality - good ​
Kareze Discharge - 1 lps

Jalalabad ​
Well Depth - 6 to 37 m ​
Water Level - 1 to 31 m ​
Water Quality - good ​
Kareze Discharge - 1 lps

Zaranj ​
Well Depth - 5 to 34 m ​
Water Level - 3 to 13 m ​
Water Quality - good

Zaranj ​
Well Depth - 5 to 34 m ​
Water Level - 3 to 13 m ​
Water Quality - good

Waygal
​ Well Depth - less than 60 m
​ Water Level - less than 30 m

Waygal
​ Well Depth - less than 60 m
​ Water Level - less than 30 m

Sar Hawza ​
Well Depth - 13 m ​
Water Level - 12 m

Sar Hawza ​
Well Depth - 13 m ​
Water Level - 12 m

Gardez ​
Well Depth = 4 to 81 m
Water Level - 1 to 68 m ​
Water Quality - good from Kareze ​
Kareze Discharge - 1 to 5 lps

Gardez ​
Well Depth = 4 to 81 m
Water Level - 1 to 68 m ​
Water Quality - good from Kareze ​
Kareze Discharge - 1 to 5 lps

Bazarak ​
Water Level - 20 m ​
Water Quality - hard with coliform

Bazarak ​
Water Level - 20 m ​
Water Quality - hard with coliform

Charikar ​
Spring Discharge - 3 cu.m/hr ​
Kareze Discharge - 5 cu.m/hr

Charikar ​
Spring Discharge - 3 cu.m/hr ​
Kareze Discharge - 5 cu.m/hr

Aybak ​
Well Depth - up to 350 m ​
Water Level - 40 to 50 m ​
Water Quality - good

Aybak ​
Well Depth - up to 350 m ​
Water Level - 40 to 50 m ​
Water Quality - good

Sar-e- Pol ​
Water Level - 34 to 43 m ​
Water Quality - good

Sar-e- Pol ​
Water Level - 34 to 43 m ​
Water Quality - good

Taluqan ​
Aquifer Depth – 20 to 56 m ​
Groundwater Level – 5 to 27 m ​
Water Quality - generally good

Taluqan ​
Aquifer Depth – 20 to 56 m ​
Groundwater Level – 5 to 27 m ​
Water Quality - generally good

Deh Rawud ​
Well Depth - 6 to 71 m ​
Water Level - 4 to 32 m

Deh Rawud ​
Well Depth - 6 to 71 m ​
Water Level - 4 to 32 m

Maydan Shahr ​
​ Well Depth - 3 to 60 m ​
​ Water Level - 2 to 29 m ​
​ Water Quality - good

Maydan Shahr ​
​ Well Depth - 3 to 60 m ​
​ Water Level - 2 to 29 m ​
​ Water Quality - good

Qalat ​
Well Depth - 3 to 100 m ​
Water Level - 1 to 74 m ​
Water Quality - good from deep aquifer

Qalat ​
Well Depth - 3 to 100 m ​
Water Level - 1 to 74 m ​
Water Quality - good from deep aquifer