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Delineating Ground Water Potential Using Electrical Resistivity Method in Adamawa State University Permanent Site, Mubi North –Eastern Nigeria. (Published)

Delineating ground water potential using electrical resistivity method in Adamawa State University permanent site, Mubi North – Eastern Nigeria was carried out to determine depth to the groundwater potential zones, the lithology of the area and possible best site for drilling bore holes. Ten VES points were sounded in the study area with the ABEM SAS 1000 Terameter. The maximum electrode spacing was 100m.Schlumberger array was used during the acquisition of data. Two methods were also used for interpretation of the result which are qualitative and quantitative methods, 1XD interpex software was used to interpret the raw data. Possible groundwater potential areas were detected. Out of the ten VES points; VES 11,12 and 20  were found to be potential zone for ground water exploration due to the presence of fracture/weathered zone and low resistivity, it has a depth  ranging from 40m to 70m while VES points 13,14, 15,16,17,18 and 19 do not possess ground water potentials because they have high resistivity values.

Keywords: Groundwater, Lithology and Schlumberger array., Terameter, vertical electrical sounding (VES)

Delineating Ground Water Potential Using Electrical Resistivity Method in Adamawa State University Permanent Site, Mubi North –Eastern Nigeria. (Published)

Delineating ground water potential using electrical resistivity method in Adamawa State University permanent site, Mubi North – Eastern Nigeria was carried out to determine depth to the groundwater potential zones, the lithology of the area and possible best site for drilling bore holes. Ten VES points were sounded in the study area with the ABEM SAS 1000 Terameter. The maximum electrode spacing was 100m.Schlumberger array was used during the acquisition of data. Two methods were also used for interpretation of the result which are qualitative and quantitative methods, 1XD interpex software was used to interpret the raw data. Possible groundwater potential areas were detected. Out of the ten VES points; VES 11,12 and 20  were found to be potential zone for ground water exploration due to the presence of fracture/weathered zone and low resistivity, it has a depth  ranging from 40m to 70m while VES points 13,14, 15,16,17,18 and 19 do not possess ground water potentials because they have high resistivity values.

Keywords: Groundwater, Lithology and Schlumberger array., Terameter, vertical electrical sounding (VES)