Groundwater Investigation Using Electrical Resistivity Imaging Technique in Western Ramadi, Iraq

Authors

  • Mohand A. Noon Department of Applied Geology, College of Science, University of Anbar, Rammadi, Iraq
  • Ali M. Abed Department of Applied Geology, College of Science, University of Anbar, Rammadi, Iraq
  • Firas H. Al-Menshed Studies and Investigations Department, General Commission for Groundwater, Iraq

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46717/igj.56.2E.10ms-2023-11-15

Keywords:

Dipole-dipole array; Geophysical Investigation; Ramadi; Western Iraq

Abstract

The two-dimensional electrical resistivity imaging technique was used to examine groundwater in western Ramadi. The survey was performed with a factor (n) and a-spacing values of 6 and 5 m, respectively. The inverse models clearly show the resistivity variation between the anomalous parts of the water table and all the sediments. The vertical extension of the saturation sediments is between 1.5–9.5 m, which is identical to the groundwater level in the three existing wells located in the University of Anbar, with an area of 7 kilometers and an area of 18 kilometers. The extreme thickness of the water saturation layer was determined to be about 10.5 meters. It was concentrated in gypsum and mudstone soils with secondary gypsum and siltstone, considered the upper components of the Injana Formation at the University of Anbar. At 7 Kilometer area which starts from a depth of 1 m to depths of up to 12 m, it is also considered a groundwater reservoir. While 18 Km area is considered to have dry soil and the groundwater in it is far from the surface at 12 m depth.

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Published

2023-11-25

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