Investigation of Groundwater Potential Zones Using Electrical Resistivity Method in Mubi South Local Government Area of Adamawa State, North Eastern Nigeria

Abstract

The groundwater potential zone investigation using electrical resistivity method in Mubi south  Adamawa state ,North Eastern Nigeria was carried out to determine the depth, groundwater potential zones , geo-electric parameters and the possible areas to drilled bore hole. ABEM SAS 1000 Terrameter was used in the geo-electrical survey of the area with the maximum electrode spacing of 100m using the Schlumberger array. Five Vertical Electrical Sounding (VES) points were sounded. The qualitative and quantitative analysis of the data collected was interpreted using the Interpex 1x1D software. The result shows that  VES  24 was found to have potential for ground water exploration due to low resistivity value and high conductivity in the area, while VES 21, 22, 23, and 25 has no potential for groundwater exploration due to high resistivity value and low conductivity.

Keywords: Groundwater, Investigation, Schlumberger array, Vertical Electrical Sounding (VES) and Terrameter.

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