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Investigation of Groundwater Potential Zone Using Geospatial Technology in Bahir Dar Zuria District, Amhara, Ethiopia

Geospatial technology has been done to identify spatially the extents of highly suitable and moderately suitable areas for groundwater demarcation. Several input parameters (land use, soil type, slope, geology, geomorphology, and lineament) used to maps Groundwater potential assessment. Each thematic map has been reclassified into five classes. Suitable weightages have been given to each class with respect to its groundwater potential influences. Area of all raster formats of all parameters were calculated by GIS environment. All the weighted input parameters have been overlaid using “Weighted Overlay Analysis” tool in ArcGIS 10.3 platform. The results showed that 8.26Km2, 441.74 Km2, 812.86 Km2, 198.01 Km2and 80.57 Km2of the study area fall in “Highly suitable, High, suitable, Medium suitable, Low suitable and Very Low suitable” category of groundwater potential respectively.

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Author(s) Yihunie, Dawit, and Afera Halefom
Last Updated February 11, 2021, 21:32 (UTC)
Created November 10, 2020, 19:04 (UTC)
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Date 2020-01-01
Publishing Body World Scientific News, 146, pp.274-289
Content Type Publications
Primary Category Environment
Sub Category Terrestrial
Country Name Ethiopia
Location-Region/City Bahir Dar Zuria District, Amhara
Location Latitude 11.58333
Location Longitude 37.41667