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2011 (Vol. 3, Issue: 08)
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Preliminary Geophysical Deductions of Lithological and Hydrological Conditions of the North-Eastern Sector of Akwa Ibom State, Southeastern, Nigeria

V.I. Obianwu, N.J. George and A.A. Okiwelu
Corresponding Author:  A. Anthony Okiwelu 

Key words:  Aquifer, aquitard, electrical, groundwater, resistivity, transmissivity,
Vol. 3 , (08): 806-811
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2011 June, 09 2011 August, 05 2011 August, 30
Abstract:

The present study is aimed at evaluating the geophysical parameters of the shallow subsurface for ground water development of the study area. Four profiles of vertical electrical sounding (VES) were obtained in the north - eastern sector of Akwa Ibom State to examine the subsurface geology and the associated groundwater potential. The combination of VES data and the borehole data provided useful information on subsurface hydrogeologic conditions. Within the western part of the study area covering Obot Akara local government, a sizeable open aquifer was delineated whereas the north eastern part covering Ini local government area has a thick layer of aquitard from the depth of about 10 to 105 m. An isolated resistivity value of the aquitard appear to be extremely high (6130 Ωm) in the deeper layer and this indicates the possibility of intrusive from deep seated layers intruding into low resistivity aquitard. The hydrogeological parameters such as transmissivity, longitudinal conductance and transverse resistance in the Western part of the study area are pointers that the aquifers are prolific.
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V.I. Obianwu, N.J. George and A.A. Okiwelu, 2011. Preliminary Geophysical Deductions of Lithological and Hydrological Conditions of the North-Eastern Sector of Akwa Ibom State, Southeastern, Nigeria.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 3(08): 806-811.
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