DETERMINATION OF GROUND WATER POTENTIAL BY ELECTRIC RESISTIVITY METHOD IN RAWALAKOT AND ADJOINING AREAS OF THE SUB-HIMALAYAN FOLD AND THRUST BELT OF PAKISTAN
Journal: Pakistan Journal of Geology (PJG)
Author:Umar Ijaz, Muhammad Yasin
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The study area lies in the Sub-Himalayan fold and thrust belt of Northeastern Pakistan. The electrical resistivity soundings (Schlumberger array) in 24 locations were deployed using ABEM Terameter SAS 4000 (Sweden) with all paraphernalia in the order to explore ground water at considerable depth within formations. The 2D contour maps of apparent resistivity at 30 m, 60 m and 90 m spacings, transverse resistance and anisotropic contour maps, 2D and 3D maps of aquifer thickness and longitudinal conductance were compiled. The earth resistivity model was formulated by means of IPI2win software. The qualitative and quantitative interpretation indicates that the investigated area includes confined or semi confined type aquifers beneath sedimentary cover.