A Micro Study to Determine Porosity, Hydraulic Conductivity, Permeability and the Discharge Rate of Groundwater in Ondo State Riverbeds, Southwestern Nigeria


Laboratory study of three riverbed soil samples denoted as A, B and C have been carried out by determining the soils Porosity, Hydraulic conductivity, Permeability and also investigating if there are points of convergence between the discharge rate and angle of tilt for the above mentioned samples. The experimental results for Porosity were approximately within 34% - 37%, Hydraulic conductivity was within 3.02 × 10-5 - 9.70 × 10-5 (m/s) and Permeability was within 2.74 × 10-12 - 8.80 × 10-12 (m2). Pressure generally increases as distance of flow increases for θ = 5° - 25° but there was decrease in pressure as distance of flow increases for all three samples when θ = 0°. The points of convergence for the discharge rate ranged from 0.001 × 10-10 - 4.54 × 10-10 (m3/s), while the angle of tilt convergence points ranged from 0.1° to 3.6°. There was increase in discharge rate as angle of tilt increases for all three samples.

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Omojola, A. , Akinpelu, S. , Adesegun, A. and Akinyemi, O. (2014) A Micro Study to Determine Porosity, Hydraulic Conductivity, Permeability and the Discharge Rate of Groundwater in Ondo State Riverbeds, Southwestern Nigeria. International Journal of Geosciences, 5, 1254-1262. doi: 10.4236/ijg.2014.511104.

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