Identification of the Groundwater Aquifer by Geophysical (Electrical Survey) Methods on the Example of Gudauri Area and Degree of its Hydrogeological Study
Keywords:electrical survey, vertical electrical sounding (VES), hydrogeology, testing
Gudauri is a mountain ski resort in Georgia in Kazbegi Municipality, at 2196 m asl on the southern slope of the Central Caucasian ridge, 120 km from Tbilisi. As the number of infrastructural facilities and visitors increases in the resort area, the existing water supply systems need additional water outputs to ensure a stable water supply of Gudauri in winter season. This is why, United Water Supply Company of the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia starts to build the drinking water and sewerage systems in Gudauri Settlement. The works envisage the construction of the drinking water and sewerage infrastructure of modern standards in Gudauri and nearby villages. Under the Project, within the scope of “Agreement on Hydrogeological Exploration” between Georgian Branch of China Nuclear Industry 23 Construction Co. Ltd. and Georgian Geophysical Society Ltd., from December of 2020 through May of 2021, a group of scientists accomplished the geophysical and hydrogeological surveys on the territory of Gudauri to identify the areas of interest in terms of groundwater extraction.
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