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Commentary - Environmental Risk Assessment and Remediation (2022) Volume 6, Issue 6

Assessment of hydro geophysical and geological investigations in enhancing groundwater potential.

Olateju Laniyan*

Department of Earth Sciences, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author:
Olateju Laniyan
Department of Earth Sciences
Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Nigeria
E-mail: [email protected]

Received: 30-May-2022, Manuscript No. AAERAR-22-67369; Editor assigned: 31-May-2022, PreQC No. AAERAR-22-67369(PQ); Reviewed: 15-Jun-2022, QC No. AAERAR-22-67369; Revised: 18-Jun-2022, Manuscript No. AAERAR-22-67369(R); Published: 24-Jun-2022, DOI:10.35841/2529-8046-6.6.130

Citation: Laniyan O, Assessment of hydro geophysical and geological investigations in enhancing groundwater potential. Environ Risk Assess Remediat. 2022;6(6):130

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Abstract

Exploration and production of groundwater, an imperative and valuable asset, may be a challenging assignment in difficult shake, which shows inalienable heterogeneity. A geophysical survey was conducted in Méiganga, Mbéré division, within the Adamawa locale, Cameroon. High-resolution electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) and self-potential (SP) dataset were collected in a gneissic territory to illuminate the groundwater problem as individuals are confronting intense deficiency of drinking water within the think about range. The investigation and translations based on resistivity models uncovered considerable resistivity differentiate between the changed gneiss that might contain water and enormous gneiss and depicted five more profound groundwater prospects zones found separately.

Keywords

Groundwater, Aquifer, Electrical conductivity, ransmissivity, Storativity, Hydrogeophysics, Groundwater potential.

Introduction

Water is the most source of life on Soil. It is liberally provided by nature. But get to to this asset in great quality and amount is difficult and diminishes at a really quick pace. In this way the supply of water of great quality in sufficient quantity of urban and periurban centers, in arrange to reply to require of populaces and environments with unregulated urbanization fueled by populace development and inner relocation, remains one of the major challenges of the 21st century [1]. The need for adequate, good-quality water has expanded broadly due to mindfulness and innovation. Hence, numerous individuals depend on the investigation and misuse of groundwater. Investigation for groundwater, which is one of the foremost profitable normal assets and is crucial for the food of life on soil, requires a number of strategies.

The electrical resistivity strategy is useful in this respect, because it is a productive and conservative strategy for deciding the nearness of groundwater. Geophysicists have too utilized it to decide the thickness of bedrock, clay aquitards, salt water interruption, the vertical degree of certain sorts of soil and the spread of groundwater contamination. In order to ensure good-quality, and economical groundwater, it is imperative to coordinated aquifer parameters decided from down hole loggings and pumping tests. Down hole logging is utilized to assess the character and thickness of the distinctive topographical materials entered by wells and test gaps. Pumping test includes pumping water from a test well at a steady rate and measuring the water profundity over a given time [2]. The distinction between the measured profundity and the inactive water level gives the drawdown values utilized in assessing transmissivity.

This is because groundwater accessibility in such aquifers is to a great extent a result of the interaction of a few forms related to revive, fundamental topographical highlights and break network of the aquifer shake network. In this ponder, an integration of geophysical and topographical examinations is connected in deducing potential bore targets inside the Houtriver gneiss crystalline storm cellar aquifer framework [3]. Comes about from the attractive and recurrence space electromagnetic studies were combined with topographical examinations to distinguish destinations where vertical electrical resistivity sounding was connected to induce the thickness and layering of weathered and broken zones, as well as to recognize potential targets where test boreholes were bored. Developed geo-resistivity pseudo-sections proposed that groundwater event inside this arrangement is depicted by a heterogeneous multiple-layered and broken aquifer framework with the most groundwater bearing zones extending from a profundity [4,5].

Conclusion

The groundwater accessibility in such aquifers is to a great extent a result of the interaction of a few forms related to revive, basic topographical highlights and break network of the aquifer shake network. In this ponder, an integration of geophysical and topographical examinations is connected in inducing potential penetrate targets inside the Houtriver gneiss crystalline storm cellar aquifer framework.

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