Delineation the effect of saline groundwater on the resistivity of middle part of Dammam Formation southwest of Samawah city, Southern Iraq

  • Abdullah A. AL-Juboury Department of Geology, College of Science, Baghdad University, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Jassim M. Thabit Department of Geology, College of Science, Baghdad University, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Firas H. AL-Menshed The General Commission for Ground Water, Baghdad, Iraq
Keywords: aquifers, Electrical survey, 2-D resistivity imaging, saline groundwater, Dammam Formation, Rus Formation, Wenner- Schlumberger array, Samawah city

Abstract

The study area intendes for agricultural investment and establishment stations of water pumping for human use to the nearby areas, southwest of Samawah city. Twelve Two-Dimension (2-D) survey points were performed by using Wenner-Schlumberger array configuration to take the measurements. The inverse models of two survey point appear the effect of the saline groundwater that raises from Rus Formation, which caused a significant reduction in resistivity of the groundwater-bearing zone within middle Dammam Formation along the fault plane.  

Published
2019-05-26
How to Cite
AL-Juboury, A. A., Thabit, J. M., & AL-Menshed, F. H. (2019). Delineation the effect of saline groundwater on the resistivity of middle part of Dammam Formation southwest of Samawah city, Southern Iraq. Iraqi Journal of Science, 60(5), 1095-1103. https://doi.org/10.24996/ijs.2019.60.5.18
Section
Geology