Lithology and Geological Structures as Controls in the Quality of Groundwater in Kilifi County, Kenya

Citation:
Onyancha C, Nyamai C. "Lithology and Geological Structures as Controls in the Quality of Groundwater in Kilifi County, Kenya." British Journal of Applied Science & Technology. 2014;4(25):3631.

Abstract:

Aims: Saline and brackish water has been encountered in more than half of the boreholes
across Kilifi County. The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship between
lithology and structural geology and the quality of water encountered in boreholes in the
study area. Study Design: The study involved field observation of boreholes and collection of
hydrogeological data and analysis of geological and structural setting and water quality.
Place and Duration of Study: Borehole data was collected between January and June 2012.
Field observation of boreholes was carried out between June and September 2012. Data
analysis was carried out between October 2012 and July 2013 at Masinde Muliro University
and University of Nairobi.

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