RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN WELL YIELD AND WELL CHARACTERISTICS IN SOME PARTS OF AFON RIVER CATCHMENT AREA OF KWARA STATE, NIGERIA

Kayode Ademola, Iroye (2006)

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This study examines the relationship between well wafer yield and well characteristics in some parts of Afon River catchment area of Kwara State, Nigeria. The required data were collected directly from 27 wells over a period of nine months (January September. 1994) using an improvised well-depth estimator. The data sets were processed using regression analysis. Results indicate that the well characteristics examined account for 78.1% variability in well yield. Also, well water yield is found to be a function of well depth and well diameter The study thus recommend the sinking of more wells and deepening of existing ones to increase both the quantity and quality of wafer supply in 'he study area.

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