Integrating Geospatial and Geophysical Information for Mapping Groundwater Potential Zones - Case Study of Matrouh-Negilla Basin, North Western Coast, Egypt

Authors(4) :-Hasan El-Kadi, Islam Abou El-Magd, Osama Abdel-Raouf, Osman Ebrahem

The area is considered one of the areas that are suffering from the decreasing of fresh surface water and insufficient rainfall particularly in summer months. Rainfall and surface runoff are the recharge resources, which should be taken into consideration in water resources planning and management in developing processes. In this research work all available techniques to investigate the facies change and depth of water bearing zones to describe the lateral and vertical distribution of different aquifers in the area. Vertical Electrical Sounding data collected from 86 locations was interpreted qualitatively and quantitatively to obtain layered resistivity parameters and water bearing aquifer. Qualitative interpretation of vertical electrical sounding (VES) data shows four-layered profiles in most of the locations. Also, to evaluate the ability of currently used GIS and remote sensing techniques to distinguish or delineate target features controlling groundwater occurrence and produce potentiality map of the area based on the available data interpretation and analysis that will be a good basis for detailed groundwater exploitation in the area. In this study a standard methodology is proposed to determine groundwater potential using integration of remotely sensed data and GIS techniques. The accurate information to obtain the parameters that can be considered for identifying the groundwater potential zone such as geology, slope, drainage density, geomorphic units and lineament density and soil and slope and land used are generated using the satellite data. The study has generated a final groundwater potential zone map that is categorized into five categories 1) poor, 2) low, 3) moderate, 4) good and 5) very good. This groundwater potential information will be useful for effective identification of suitable locations for extraction of water. Further details on the methodology and outcomes will be discussed in the paper.

Authors and Affiliations

Hasan El-Kadi
Geophysical Department, Fac of Science, Azhar Univ. Egypt
Islam Abou El-Magd
Environmental Studies Department. National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences, Egypt
Osama Abdel-Raouf
Professor of geophysics, Water Recourses Research Institute (WRRI), National Water Research Center (NWRC), Egypt
Osman Ebrahem
Environment and Climate Changes Research Institute, National Water Research Center (NWRC), Egypt

Mapping Groundwater Potential Zones, RS& GIS, Electric Resistivity, NWC, Egypt

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 10 | September-October 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-10-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 298-305
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET11841052
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

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Hasan El-Kadi, Islam Abou El-Magd, Osama Abdel-Raouf, Osman Ebrahem, " Integrating Geospatial and Geophysical Information for Mapping Groundwater Potential Zones - Case Study of Matrouh-Negilla Basin, North Western Coast, Egypt, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 4, Issue 10, pp.298-305, September-October-2018. Available at doi :
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