Geoelectrical soundings for the study of suitable aquifers in the Gangetic alluvium of Allahabad region

  • C L Singh
  • G S Yadav


Sixteen geoelectrical soundings were taken in the western part of the district Allahabad lying between the rivers Ganga and Yamuna during the month of April 1976. The area of investigation forms the eastern part of Doab of rivers Ganga and Yamuna. Schlumberger configuration of geoelectrical soundings was used and the data were interpreted mainly by curve matching technique and theoretically calculated multi-layer model curves. Based on the results of the investigation it has been possible to draw geoelectrical section along two profiles and prepare a contour map of resistant substratum representing the base of the alluvial cover. A fence diagram has been constructed to represent the result of all the sounding data. The results of the present geophysical study have provided valuable information regarding the subsurface geology of this virgin area and also the potential aquifer zones which could be exploited for regular supply of groundwater for irrigation and drinking purposes.


Geoelectrical sounding aquifers Schlumberger configuration resistant substratum fence diagram 


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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • C L Singh
    • 1
  • G S Yadav
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeophysicsBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia

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