• A Study on the Appropriate Size of Large Rainwater Utilizing Facilities and Estimation of gricultural Water Availability in Namwon eup, Jeju Island
  • Minchul Kim·Wonbae Park*·Bongrae Kang

  • Jeju Research Institute, Jeju Island 63147, Korea

  • 제주도 남원읍지역 대용량 빗물이용시설의 적정규모 및 농업용수 공급 가능량 산정 연구
  • 김민철·박원배*·강봉래

  • 제주연구원


Jeju Island is seeking reliable ways to secure alternative water resources using rainwater in order to conserve and manage its groundwater as sustainable water resources. The purpose of this study is to investigate the rainwater storage capability of small-size storage facilities installed at farmhouses in Uigwi and Wimi of Namwon-eup region. The rainwater outflows from the storage facilities in rain events were analyzed. The appropriate size of rainwater utilizing facilities are suggested to be about 5,800 m3 in Uigwi area and 4,900 m3 in Wimi area based on the calculation from the rainfall frequency and runoff amounts. If those facilities are put into operation in Uigwi and Wimi area, it is estimated approximately 32.3 and 11.5% of total agricultural water can be supplied by the facilities. Wimi area showed low rainwater usage because of less number of facilities relative to the size of farm areas and less intensive underground water usage. It is analyzed that more than 55% of agricultural water can be supplied by rainwater if 70 facilities without the rainwater facilities are connected to the rainwater utilizing facilities.

Keywords: Jeju Island, Groundwater, Alternative water resources, Greenhouse, Rainwater utilizing facilities

This Article

  • 2020; 25(1): 84-94

    Published on Mar 31, 2020

  • 10.7857/JSGE.2020.25.1.084
  • Received on Feb 7, 2020
  • Revised on Feb 18, 2020
  • Accepted on Mar 20, 2020

Correspondence to

  • Wonbae Park
  • Jeju Research Institute, Jeju Island 63147, Korea

  • E-mail: gwaterpark@jri.re.kr