Evaluation of Groundwater Potential Using Integrated Geophysical Data in Parts of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Southern Nigeria

C. Amos-Uhegbu *

Department of Physics (Geophysics), College of Physical and Applied Sciences, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, P.M.B. 7267 Umuahia, Abia-State, Nigeria

M. U. Igboekwe

Department of Physics (Geophysics), College of Physical and Applied Sciences, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, P.M.B. 7267 Umuahia, Abia-State, Nigeria

K. T. Eke

Department of Physics and Electronics, Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, P.M.B. 7166 Aba, Abia-State, Nigeria

U. K. Eme

Department of Physics (Geophysics), College of Physical and Applied Sciences, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, P.M.B. 7267 Umuahia, Abia-State, Nigeria

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

This study was carried out to investigate the groundwater potential in Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike area of Abia State, Nigeria. A total of nine vertical electrical soundings were acquired and the results were correlated with records available from an existing well together with previous lithologic deductions. A range of 4 to 6 geoelectric layers was delineated in this study; though the fourth and fifth geoelectric layers were predominant. Results showed that the aquifer is located within the third layers for the 4-layered zone and the fifth and sixth layers for the other layered zones. The depth to the shallowest aquifer is about 30m at VES 4 with the aquifer resistivity of 13124Ωm and transmissivity of 258.6 m2/d. The area has huge groundwater potentials with the best prospects at VES 2 and less promising results at VES 5.

Keywords: Groundwater potential, lithologic deductions, transmissivity, vertical electrical sounding


How to Cite

Amos-Uhegbu, C., M. U. Igboekwe, K. T. Eke, and U. K. Eme. 2017. “Evaluation of Groundwater Potential Using Integrated Geophysical Data in Parts of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Southern Nigeria”. Advances in Research 10 (3):1-10. https://doi.org/10.9734/AIR/2017/32121.

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