The Watershed and Water Resources Research, Development and Extension Center was actively involved in the conduct of the MGB-led geo-resistivity surveys at the Burnham Park, Baguio City and Benguet State University (BSU) quadrangle, La Trinidad, Benguet on March 24-26, 2021.

Ms. Helen A. Maddumba, the Center Head, said the activity was requested from the MGB Regional Office as it is one of the preliminary activities in the implementation of the Center’s R&D project on artificial aquifer recharge to address problems on water insufficiency in the said localities.

Georesistivity survey is conducted to determine the subsurface characteristics of a given area, thus, is intended to validate secondary data on the hydrogeology and hydrostratigraphy of the two localities. Hence, the results and analyses of the activity shall be the basis in the selection of specific points for the establishment of injection wells for the said project.

Prior to the activity, the Project Team has undergone series of virtual and actual mentoring sessions on hydrogeology and geology of Baguio-La Trinidad from a free-lance Hydrogeologist in the person of Ms. Leonila Bron Sicat, and Geologist Kelvin Carlo Gaerlan of MGB-CAR, respectively. Darwin A. Ablang/Alma B. Domingo