STP417

    Pumping Test Methods for Determining Aquifer Characteristics

    Published: Jan 1967


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    Abstract

    Data describing the shape and manner in which the cone of depression forms about a well discharging at a constant rate are used with various formulas to determine the hydraulic characteristics of aquifer materials. The solutions to these formulas generally are graphical and may be used to detect the presence of hydraulic or geologic boundaries to the aquifer.

    Keywords:

    pumping test, aquifers, permeability, soil (material), hydraulics, transmissibility, water wells, capillarity


    Author Information:

    Lang, S. M.
    Chief, U.S. Geological Survey, Washington, D. C.


    Paper ID: STP47258S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D18.02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP47258S


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