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ISSN: 2157-7587

Hydrology: Current Research

  • Research Article   
  • Hydrol Current Res 2016, Vol 7(1): 226
  • DOI: 10.4172/2157-7587.1000226

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, Tel: +251925920594, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Jan 15, 2016 / Accepted Date: Feb 03, 2016 / Published Date: Feb 10, 2016

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Groundwater exploration; Geophysical survey; Water well; Haramaya University; Lake Haramaya watershed

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

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  1. Gh. Reza Kamali , University o
    Posted on Jan 24 2017 at 12:54 pm
    The four major groundwater exploration method are very important for both groundwater resource mapping and water quality evaluations and very helpfull for me.
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    Posted on Jan 23 2017 at 10:55 am
    Thank u,for such valuable studies.request to mail new research studies or any information on ground water.
  3. Todo
    Posted on Sep 15 2016 at 12:46 pm
    Authors investigated underground formations to understand the hydrologic cycle, to know the groundwater quality, and identify the nature, number and type of aquifers. The intended well site locations with their corresponding thickness and resistivity values were identified using the integrated approaches. The work, in itself, is interesting and well written but few modifications will enhance the quality of the proposed research.
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