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Asian Journal of Earth Sciences
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 1 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 38-42
DOI: 10.3923/ajes.2008.38.42
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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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.