Geophysical Contribution for the Determination of Aquifer Properties in Memve Ele, South Cameroon


This article aims to localise aquifer and to estimate hydraulic parameters such as transmissivity and tranverse resistance in the Memve Ele dam site (26.35 km2) in South-Cameroon region, using audiomagnetotelluric (AMT) method. For this purpose, resistivity data are collected at twenty-two measurement stations distributed along two perpendicular profiles in the study area. The sounding curves of phase and impedance are modelled and interpreted. The geological models and geoelectrical sections are also provided. The transverse resistivity and transmissivity field maps are plotted. The audiomagnetotellurics insights have been compared with boreholes. All these results allow us to localise the area which may be suitable to set up monitoring wells.

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Nkoungou, H. , Nouck, P. , Bisso, D. , Assembe, S. and Dicoum, E. (2012) Geophysical Contribution for the Determination of Aquifer Properties in Memve Ele, South Cameroon. Journal of Water Resource and Protection, 4, 885-890. doi: 10.4236/jwarp.2012.410104.

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