alexa Groundwater Exploration for Water Well Site Locations U
ISSN: 2157-7587

Hydrology: Current Research
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Research Article

Groundwater Exploration for Water Well Site Locations Using Geophysical Survey Methods

Haile Arefayne Shishaye1* and Semir Abdi2
1Department of Water Resource and Irrigation Engineering, Haramaya University, Ethiopia
2Hydrogeologist in Harar Regional Water Supply and Sewerage Bureau, Ethiopia
*Corresponding Author : Haile Arefayne Shishaye
Department of Water Resource and Irrigation Engineering
Haramaya University, Ethiopia
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Email: [email protected]
Rec date: Jan 15, 2016; Acc date: Feb 03, 2016; Pub date: Feb 10, 2016
Citation: Shishaye HA, Abdi S (2016) Groundwater Exploration for Water Well Site Locations Using Geophysical Survey Methods. Hydrol Current Res 7:226. doi:10.4172/2157-7587.1000226
Copyright: © 2016 Shishaye HA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited


Groundwater exploration is the investigation of underground formations to understand the hydrologic cycle, know the groundwater quality, and identify the nature, number and type of aquifers. There are different groundwater exploration methods. Surface geophysical method is one of the groundwater investigation methods. One of the surface geophysical methods is therefore the vertical electrical sounding method. Vertical electrical sounding (VES) is one to provide valuable information regarding the vertical successions of subsurface geo-materials in terms of their individual thicknesses and corresponding resistivity values. It is rapid and much effective in estimating aquifer thickness of an area and is cost effective technique for groundwater study. The objective of this study was therefore to locate two well site locations using surface geophysical methods for water supply purposes. However, hydrogeological and geological investigations were also incorporated in addition to the geophysical surveying activities for the betterment of the project. Finally, the intended well site locations with their corresponding thickness and resistivity values were identified using the integrated approaches.


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