Volume 8, Issue 3, June 2019, Page: 37-43
Geoelectrical Investigation of Groundwater Potential, at Bosso Campus, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria
Aisha Alkali, Department of Geophysics, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria
Jamilu Shehu, Department of Geophysics, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria
Usman Defyan Alhassan, Department of Geophysics, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria
Kazeem Adeyinka Salako, Department of Geophysics, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria
Abdulwaheed Adewuyi Rafiu, Department of Geophysics, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria
Abbas Adebayo Adetona, Department of Geophysics, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria
Usman Usman Hussaini, Department of Geophysics, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria
Received: Jun. 18, 2019;       Accepted: Jul. 10, 2019;       Published: Oct. 12, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.wros.20190803.12      View  39      Downloads  6
Abstract
Geoelectrical investigation of groundwater potential has been carried out at Bosso Staff Quarters Bosso campus, Federal university of Technology, Minna. The area is situated on latitude 9038’55.8”N and 9039’29.0”N and longitude 6031’19.7”E and 6031’46.7”E. the survey was carried out with the aim of delineating the potential area for groundwater development and depth to the groundwater within the study area. The Schlumbeger array was used to sound six profiles with a total of 36 Vertical Electrical Sounding (VES) points. The sounding interpretation results were used to generate geoelectric section. The corresponding geologic section were also generated which revealed the existence of three subsurface layers. These layers revealed the existence of three subsurface layers. These layers comprise the top soil, weathered/fractured basement and fresh basement. The results of this analysis are presented as curves of apparent resistivity versus depth, from the digitalized curves obtained from the IP2WIN software, sulfur 11 was used to generates iso-resistivity map at different depth. The analysis of results shows that the area is not appropriate for borehole drilling.
Keywords
Geoelectric, Vertical Electrical Sounding, Groundwater Potential and Subsurface Layer
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Aisha Alkali, Jamilu Shehu, Usman Defyan Alhassan, Kazeem Adeyinka Salako, Abdulwaheed Adewuyi Rafiu, Abbas Adebayo Adetona, Usman Usman Hussaini, Geoelectrical Investigation of Groundwater Potential, at Bosso Campus, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria, Journal of Water Resources and Ocean Science. Vol. 8, No. 3, 2019, pp. 37-43. doi: 10.11648/j.wros.20190803.12
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