JOURNAL OF THE BALKAN GEOPHYSICAL SOCIETY, Vol. 2, No 4, November 1999, p. 128-138, 10 figs.

Geophysical prospecting in the Krousovitis dam (N. Greece)

by seismic and resistivity methods

Alexandros S. Savvaidis, Gregory N. Tsokas, Pantelis Soupios, George Vargemezis,

Maria Manakou, Panagiotis Tsourlos and Ilias Fikos

Geophysical Laboratory, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54006, Thessaloniki, Greece


( Received 30 September 1999; accepted 30 October 1999 )

Abstract: The use of two geophysical methods in the investigation of the geological setting in the area of a dam foundation is presented in this study. The seismic method was used in order to map the structure of the upper layers near the riverbed. VES and resistivity tomographs were also carried out. The depth to the basement was estimated by interpreting the VES curves. Interpretation of the topographic images, along with the inferred models from the seismic data, revealed the thickness of the colluvial deposits.

Key Words: Seismic, VES, Resistivity Tomography, Dam Foundation.