Borehole and transmissivity dataset, Uganda

Owor, Michael; Okullo, Joseph; Fallas, Helen C.; MacDonald, Alan M. ORCID:; MacAllister, Donald John ORCID:; Taylor, Richard. Borehole and transmissivity dataset, Uganda. NERC EDS National Geoscience Data Centre 10 June 2022, [Output (Electronic)]

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This dataset comprises 655 borehole records and previously unanalysed pumping tests from across Uganda that were compiled from historical borehole records held within 9 district water offices. The dataset is a compilation of historical borehole records held within nine district water offices across Uganda. These data originated from numerous drilling campaigns undertaken by private contractors in each district to site and construct hand-pump borehole community water supplies between 2000 to 2018. In total over 1000 paper borehole records were initially collated and reviewed. This work was carried out over several months visiting the district water offices. Following a quality assurance procedure 655 records were transcribed to create a digital dataset. Each borehole record in the dataset contains a series of metadata alongside the pumping test data (e.g. pump depth, static water level, pumping rate and duration) including locational information (e.g. coordinates, water strike, borehole depth, borehole lithologies). The dataset is delivered as a series georeferenced site information within an MS Excel spreadsheet file. This data set is available under Open Government Licence, subject to the following acknowledgement accompanying any reproduced materials: "Contains data supplied by permission of the Natural Environment Research Council [YEAR]".

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Date made live: 29 Jul 2022 13:52 +0 (UTC)

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