Power Technology and Engineering

, Volume 53, Issue 3, pp 278–283 | Cite as

Assessment of the Relationship Between Water Level Changes in the Chirkei Reservoir and Electrical Resistivity of Rocks in the Right Bank Region of the Hydropower Plant Dam

  • I. Sh. IdarmachevEmail author
  • A. V. Deshcherevskii
  • Sh. G. Idarmachev

The results of investigating the relationship between water level changes in the reservoir and variations of the apparent electrical resistivity of a rock mass in a well located in the bypass seepage zone of the dam are given. The fact of lagging of the apparent resistivity behind the reservoir water level is established by means of the average seasonal functions method. Physically substantiated mechanisms explaining this effect are proposed. On the basis of the investigation results obtained, a new method of long-term regime observations of the electrical parameters of the rock mass is proposed, which can be used for estimating deformation processes in the sides of high dams related to water level changes in the reservoir.


average seasonal function apparent electrical resistivity of rocks electrical sounding kernel smoothing earthquake magnitude 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Sh. Idarmachev
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. V. Deshcherevskii
    • 2
  • Sh. G. Idarmachev
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Geology of the Dagestan Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Physics of the EarthRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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