Water Infiltration Study from Magnetotelluric Data in the Limestone Fault Network of Mintom (South Cameroon)

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Magnetotelluric surveys have been conducted in the Mintom area in order to evaluate the water infiltration potential of the Dja river in a limestone deposit estimated at about 350 million?m3 laying on a network of faults compromising the exploitation of this limestone deposit. The interpretation of these data shows that this network of faults is clearly highlighted as 2D/3D structures consolidated showing a low potential water infiltration through these structures. This result is confirmed by the absence of confined and induced aquifer along all the profiles. From this finding, we concluded that the exploitation of this deposit is not conditioned by the water infiltration from the Dja River.

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Nkoungou, H. , Gouet, D. , Nouck, P. and Dicoum, E. (2015) Water Infiltration Study from Magnetotelluric Data in the Limestone Fault Network of Mintom (South Cameroon). International Journal of Geosciences, 6, 1007-1017. doi: 10.4236/ijg.2015.69080.

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