Groundwater Geophysical Study Near Gonaives

Groundwater Exploration Geophysical Study near Gonaives, Haiti

Northwater just returned from Haiti where we performed a groundwater exploration geophysical study using CSAMT/MT electromagnetic geophysical equipment.  The logistics of performing the study were challenging and arduous; nonetheless, challenges were overcome and the project was completed successfully. The purpose of the study is to help solve a severe water supply challenge for a low-income housing development for earthquake and hurricane victims.  Three wells had already been drilled prior to the study with no luck finding potable water.  The study is focused on characterizing a deeper Eocene aquifer and delineating subsurface cracks and fractures where shallower water is most likely to exist in shallower Miocene units.