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American Journal of Water Resources. 2018, 6(3), 112-122
DOI: 10.12691/ajwr-6-3-2
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Variation of Groundwater Parameters through West to East Central Profile Section in Mubi Town, Northeastern Nigeria

A.K. Yusuf1, and S.C. Alkali2

1Centre for Arid Zone Studies, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria

2Department of Geology, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria

Pub. Date: August 03, 2018

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A.K. Yusuf and S.C. Alkali. Variation of Groundwater Parameters through West to East Central Profile Section in Mubi Town, Northeastern Nigeria. American Journal of Water Resources. 2018; 6(3):112-122. doi: 10.12691/ajwr-6-3-2


The study discussed sixteen physico-chemical parameters from thirty three groundwater samples on two dimensional maps along east-west central profile section. The results indicates the water at some points to reflecting the geologic formations through which it travelled, its residence time and man’s interaction around some sampling points. Trough-like structures of about 2 mg/L and 4 m/L separate potassium ion concentration value of above 20 mg/L at the western side from those of about 16 mg/L at the central and eastern parts. A systematical rise of sodium ions concentration from the west to the east is attributed to increased domestic activity along the same direction. The low values of nitrate ions at the central part than at the two tails of the profile, the high chromium ions above and, the low sulphate ions below the international accepted limits should be checked at the sampling points they were obtained for accuracy of the analysis and/or sources of the anomalies, so as to offer necessary remedial measures to the communities around such water points.

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