CVES Resistivity Investigations for Optimizing Groundwater Protection at Highway Construction

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CVES resistivity has been used to achieve a continuous image that reflects the hydraulic properties of the ground along a road stretch. The purpose was to map the vulnerability for pollutants to penetrate into the precious groundwater magazine under the Kristianstad plains. The investigation shows that a large part of the area is covered by impermeable layers in the form of a thick clay till. Large parts of the area is covered with sandy till over clay till, and this sequence has been determined to have a permeability that gives sufficient protection of the aquifer below. In parts of the area, close to the Linderöd horst where soil cover is thin or non-existent and at the glaciofluvial deposits at and around Helgeåsen it is motivated to construct the road so that the ground water is protected. In about 10 % of the investigated area it will be necessary to perform further investigations to define the need of groundwater protection as part of the road design.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Civil Engineering
  • Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental Engineering


  • Resistivity, ERT, CVES, groundwater, vulnerabiity, road pre-investigation
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication[Host publication title missing]
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2015
EventNear Surface Geoscience 2015 - 21st European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics - Torino, Italy
Duration: 2015 Sep 62015 Sep 10


ConferenceNear Surface Geoscience 2015 - 21st European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics