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Asian Journal of Earth Sciences
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 1 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 38-42
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Underground Water Exploration Using Electrical Resistivity Method in Edo State, Nigeria

M.O. Alile, S.I. Jegede and O.M. Ehigiator

A Geophysical exploration involving the use of vertical electrical sounding was carried out in a sedimentary environment to determine the suitability of the method for underground water studies. The Vertical Electrical Sounding (VES) was done using the schlumberger electrode array configuration and the schlumberger automatic analysis method of interpretation was adopted. The VES data were obtained from two sites in Edo state, Nigeria. The interpretation of the data showed that the total depth to the aquifer layer is 241.48 m (796.90 ft) and 229.13 m (756.13 ft), respectively. These values correlated with the value 206.1 m (680.00 ft) obtained from the geologic section of a nearby borehole. The high correlation between the VES results and the borehole values showed that the method is suitable for underground water exploration.
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How to cite this article:

M.O. Alile, S.I. Jegede and O.M. Ehigiator, 2008. Underground Water Exploration Using Electrical Resistivity Method in Edo State, Nigeria. Asian Journal of Earth Sciences, 1: 38-42.


21 March, 2009
Abdul Rehman:
Poor farmers are suffering alot to find underground water for their land irrigation. They are taking loans to dig bore-wells, irrestive of geologists suggestions, they couldn't find water and they are loosing money. Many farmers even taken their lives for not been able to repay their loans.

I want to find out, what is the best way to locate underground water, also it will be helpful to know how much water we can get.
Can you please help me in this regard.
18 August, 2011

i want know for this method

30 March, 2009
omonigho emmanuel:
well i'll say is cool thank u very much for the effort by there is room for improvement
06 July, 2009
macdonald edward amos:
ves is reliable method in exploration of ground water so result should relied for proper exploitation of ground water.
25 August, 2009
R Srinivasa chary:
Yes We can find out depth of aquifer and amount of water availability useing Electrical resistivity survey
02 March, 2010
jagan mohan reddy:
Hi Srinivasa chary,
We are residing in andhra prdesh ,kadapa district. Is it 100% accurate! If it is accurate i need your help.
N.Jagan Mohan REDDY
25 December, 2010
Sincerely sir, ur project work was very exciting, more grease 2 ur elbow sir, I need more explanation on d uniquenes of electrical sounding in d basement terrain of NIGERIA particularly southwestern Nigeria.
19 August, 2011
Nworie ikechukwu c:
This article or work is nice..i'm a geophysics student with a project topic:determination of depth to groundwater using resistivity method..pls can i get a material from you
14 September, 2011
adeyeye adebayo:
can i go ahead with my borehole if ves=1015 at 40mts deep with overburden depth of 4mts.thx
18 September, 2011
Intrestin, just completing my project with the same topic_APLICATION OF ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY TO GROUND WATER XPLORATION.But yt 2 dfend mine dats a wk 4rm now. From The Petroleum Training Institute effurun*warri delta. Dept of petroleum engineering and geosciences. Mineral resources option
01 October, 2012
Clement phiri:
I need an explanation and method how i can find under ground water thank you.
19 August, 2014
what about the lithology of the area and a graph?


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