INTEGRATED GEOPHYSICAL MAPPING OF GROUNDWATER AQUIFER FOR SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF GROUNDWATER DEVELOPMENT IN IPERINDO AND ITS ENVIRONS, SOUTHWESTERN NIGERIA
Journal: Geological Behavior (GBR)
Author: Kazeem O.Olomo , Oluwatoyin K. Olaleye , Temitayo O. Ale, Michael T. Asubiojo , Oluyemi E. Faseki
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Assessment of groundwater potential of Iperindo area, Southwestern Nigeria was conducted by mapping spatial distribution of groundwater availability within the area and consequently locating areas of groundwater reserve to serve the community and its environs. This was achieved by integrating geophysical techniques involving landsat ETM-7 satellite data, aeromagnetic data, VLF-EM and electrical resistivity methods to delineate subsurface structures, understand the direction of groundwater flow, and detect the depth to groundwater aquifer. The result of landsat and aeromagnetic revealed some lineament intersection approximately NE-SW direction and interpreted to be potential sites for groundwater development. VLF-EM revealed geologic structures of significant hydrogeological importance at depths of 40 m to 200 m. Vertical electrical sounding (VES) confirmed high groundwater prospect in the areas with estimated depth to water table between 30 m and 100 m. The integrated results of the study revealed adequate groundwater spatial distribution for effective groundwater development in the area.