Hydrostratigraphy and hydrogeology of the western part of Maira area, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan: A case study by using electrical resistivity

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Title:
Hydrostratigraphy and hydrogeology of the western part of Maira area, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan: A case study by using electrical resistivity
Authors:
Farid, Asam M.; Jadoon, Khan; Akhter, Gulraiz; Iqbal, Muhammad Asim
Abstract:
Hydrostratigraphy and hydrogeology of the Maira vicinity is important for the characterization of aquifer system and developing numerical groundwater flow models to predict the future availability of the water resource. Conventionally, the aquifer parameters are obtained by the analysis of pumping tests data which provide limited spatial information and turn out to be costly and time consuming. Vertical electrical soundings and pump testing of boreholes were conducted to delineate the aquifer system at the western part of the Maira area, Khyber Pakhtun Khwa, Pakistan. Aquifer lithology in the eastern part of the study area is dominated by coarse sand and gravel whereas the western part is characterized by fine sand. An attempt has been made to estimate the hydraulic conductivity of the aquifer system by establishing a relationship between the pumping test results and vertical electrical soundings by using regression technique. The relationship is applied to the area along the resistivity profiles where boreholes are not drilled. Our findings show a good match between pumped hydraulic conductivity and estimated hydraulic conductivity. In case of sparse borehole data, regression technique is useful in estimating hydraulic properties for aquifers with varying lithology. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
KAUST Department:
Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC); Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
Issue Date:
27-Jun-2012
DOI:
10.1007/s10661-012-2720-z
PubMed ID:
22736209
Type:
Article
ISSN:
01676369
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Articles; Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)

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dc.contributor.authorFarid, Asam M.en
dc.contributor.authorJadoon, Khanen
dc.contributor.authorAkhter, Gulraizen
dc.contributor.authorIqbal, Muhammad Asimen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T09:57:03Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-03T09:57:03Zen
dc.date.issued2012-06-27en
dc.identifier.issn01676369en
dc.identifier.pmid22736209en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10661-012-2720-zen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/562224en
dc.description.abstractHydrostratigraphy and hydrogeology of the Maira vicinity is important for the characterization of aquifer system and developing numerical groundwater flow models to predict the future availability of the water resource. Conventionally, the aquifer parameters are obtained by the analysis of pumping tests data which provide limited spatial information and turn out to be costly and time consuming. Vertical electrical soundings and pump testing of boreholes were conducted to delineate the aquifer system at the western part of the Maira area, Khyber Pakhtun Khwa, Pakistan. Aquifer lithology in the eastern part of the study area is dominated by coarse sand and gravel whereas the western part is characterized by fine sand. An attempt has been made to estimate the hydraulic conductivity of the aquifer system by establishing a relationship between the pumping test results and vertical electrical soundings by using regression technique. The relationship is applied to the area along the resistivity profiles where boreholes are not drilled. Our findings show a good match between pumped hydraulic conductivity and estimated hydraulic conductivity. In case of sparse borehole data, regression technique is useful in estimating hydraulic properties for aquifers with varying lithology. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.en
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen
dc.subjectAquifersen
dc.subjectHydraulic conductivityen
dc.subjectHydrostratigraphyen
dc.subjectIntermontane basinen
dc.subjectVertical electrical soundingen
dc.titleHydrostratigraphy and hydrogeology of the western part of Maira area, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan: A case study by using electrical resistivityen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)en
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Centeren
dc.identifier.journalEnvironmental Monitoring and Assessmenten
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Petroleum Geosciences, Petroleum Institute, Ruwais Building, P.O Box 2533, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emiratesen
dc.contributor.institutionForschungszentrum Juelich, Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, Agrosphere (IBG3), 52425 Juelich, Germanyen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Earth Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistanen
kaust.authorJadoon, Khanen
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