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The Use Of Electromagnetic And Electrical Resistivity Methods In Assessing Groundwater Resource Potentials In Adoe Sunyani Ghana.

Journal: International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research (Vol.5, No. 9)

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Page : 166-170

Keywords : groundwater; electrical resistivity; potential; sounding; borehole;

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Electromagnetic and electrical resistivity geophysical methods were used to map out potential groundwater sites for boreholes drilling in the Adoe community in the Sunyani west district of Ghana. The electromagnetic data was taken with the Geonics EM-34 conductivity meter while the electrical resistivity data was taken with the ABEM SAS 1000 C Terrameter using the Schlumberger electrode configuration. Results from the measurements revealed four subsurface geological layers of the following resistivity and thickness ranges quartzitic sandstone with clay 42-118 26937m 1-2.2 m sandy clay with silt 27-487 26937m 9-12 m lateritic sandstone 13-728 26937m 6-14 m and clayey shale 20-29 26937m 6-14 m The overburden ranged in thickness from 14 m to 24 m. Sites selected for borehole drilling had a groundwater yield range of 0.94 -12 m3h.

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