California State University, Sacramento
Geology 500- M.S. thesis project
Week 6: Time and Distance drawdown tests- fully confined aquifer
We will use pumping tests from the deeper (semi-confined) aquifer to estimate T, K and S. We will assume that all conditions for the Theis solution are met (fully confined aquifer).
Cooper-Jacob time drawdown solution:
Fetter, Applied Hydrogeology, 4th ed., pp. 173-175
Cooper-Jacob distance drawdown solution:
Fetter, Applied Hydrogeology, 4th ed., pp. 175-177
Distances between wells were measured with a steel tape:
Extraction well to MW1A = 133.0 ft
Extraction well to MW2A = 138.9 ft
Extraction well to MW3A = 30.05 ft
Estimate the transmissivity (T), hydraulic conductivity (K), and storativity (S) in the deeper water bearing interval. Assume that the interval is fully confined. Include a methods section with appropriate references, results and discussion. Use thesis format.