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Geoelectrical Investigation Of Aquifer Problems In Gosa Area Of Abuja, North Central, Nigeria

Omeje, Maxwell and Husin , W. and Noorddin, I. and Oha, I. A. and Onwuka, O. S. and Ugwuoke, P.E and Meludu, O. (2013) Geoelectrical Investigation Of Aquifer Problems In Gosa Area Of Abuja, North Central, Nigeria. International Journal of Physical Sciences, 8 (13). pp. 549-559. ISSN 1992-1950

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The study of aquifer problems in Gosa area of Abuja, North-central Nigeria, has been undertaken. Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria, is underlain by Precambrian basement rocks. Vertical electrical sounding (VES) was carried out at twelve locations within and around the Gosa area. The interpretation of the data obtained from the sounding revealed that six non-aquiferous geoelectrical layers overlie the unfractured basement. The first layer with average thickness of about 0.5 m and resistivity of 83 Ohmm. The thickness of the second layer is about 0.7 m and resistivity of 438 Ohm-m. The third layer is about 3.4 m thick and resistivity of about 63 Ohm-m. The fourth layer with average thickness of about 16.0 m and resistivity, 236 Ohm-m. The fifth layer with average thickness of 42.7 m and resistivity of about 68 Ohm-m. The thickness of sixth layer varies from 42.7 m to infinity and resistivity of about 2067 Ohm-m. Eight boreholes of varying depths, 45 to 70 m were drilled. Other areas were drilled with good yield of static water level of about 3.7 m, whereas Gosa aquifers were found dried. It could be attributed to basaltic intrusion that shattered the aquifer bearing rocks thereby devoid water in the zone after pronouncing from geophysical investigation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Geologic map, accessibility map, vertical electrical sounding (VES) profiles
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2016 16:11
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2016 16:11

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