Journal ID : TRKU-19-07-2020-10907
[This article belongs to Volume - 62, Issue - 07]
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Title : Combined Geoelectrical and Statistical Approach in Subsurface Structural Mapping for Groundwater Prospect at Oke-Odo, Iwo, Southwestern Nigeria

Abstract :

This research is aimed at mapping the subsurface structures such as fracture, weathered basement and fresh basement for groundwater investigation at Oke-Odo, Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria using combined geoelectric and statistical approach. Six (6) vertical electrical resistivity sounding data are collected based on schlumberger electrode arrangement configuration and maximum current electrode spacing of AB/2 along 100m within the study area. The vertical electrical sounding (VES) results presented as resist graph revealed the range of values for all the VES stations respectively. The depth ranges from (0.9–37.5 m), thickness ranges from (0.9 – 35.1 m) and resistivity ranges from (27.3 – 3353.4 ohms). These results were later used to generate 2-D geoelectrical maps of the subsurface study area, which revealed that the fractured-weathered basement varied, leading to diversity in groundwater prospects. A descriptive statistic was computed for resistivity, thickness and depths values respectively from the resist graph. The normality of the data was examined using the Shapiro- Wilk’s test while test of homogeneity of variance was carried out using the Levene’s test. Resistivity between layers were compared using the ANOVA followed by Duncan’s test for Post Hoc comparison while thickness and depth between layers were compared using the independent t-test. The modeled geoelectric and statistical approach on the groundwater potential revealed that groundwater yield was recorded in areas with large concentrations of fracture and weathering with the bedrock

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