The application of geophysics in environmental impact assessment: A case study in Jeddo, Delta State, Nigeria

  • O Egwebe


Geophysical study using the Schlumberger vertical electrical sounding (VES) was conducted with half current electrode spacing ranging from 1-215m. Also five boreholes were drilled to the depths, 15.2-30m close to five of the VES locations for the purpose of comparing the derived geoelectric sections from VES curves with the geologic sections from the boreholes. The results from VES curves showed the presence of clay of thicknesses, 15.2-26.4m at depths 0-4.4m in two VES locations, while sands of thicknesses,12.2-116.1m were exposed in seven VES locations. Also the logs derived from soil samples collected from the boreholes showed clay presence of thicknesses, 15.2-23.9m at depths 0-3m in the two boreholes close to the VES locations where thick clay presence was detected, while three boreholes showed exposed sands of thicknesses, 12.2-30m. The application of geophysics for the purpose of subsurface study in environmental impact assessment has been discussed.

Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics Vol. 10 2006: pp. 77-82

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