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Geo-electrical problems of the hydrology of West German areasNormal access

Author: F. Hallenbach
Journal name: Geophysical Prospecting
Issue: Vol 1, No 4, December 1953 pp. 241 - 249
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2478.1953.tb01144.x
Organisations: Wiley
Language: English
Info: Article, PDF ( 767.49Kb )

The supply of drinking water and water for general use in the towns and communities of Western Germany is in many cases insufficient. In order to eliminate the difficulties in the supply of water, geophysical methods have been applied to a large extent since the end of the war.

The most important hydrological problems, which were solved successfully by geo-electrical measurements, are as follows: 1. Search for, and delimitation of, areas with salty ground water. 2. Investigation of the geological situation in catchmcnt areas for large waterworks, and the finding of suitable places for the establishment of new plants, and in particular: 3. Search for and determination of the thickness and nature of water-bearing sands and gravels and of the relief of the underlying impervious strata. Some typical examples are presented herewith.

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