Geology 127 (Hydrogeology)

California State University, Sacramento

Week 7: Hydraulic head with variable density; groundwater gradient

Objectives:

Upon completion of this unit students should be able to:

  • Calculate total hydraulic head in fluids of variable density
  • Convert depth-to-water measurements to total hydraulic head
  • Calculate horizontal and vertical groundwater gradient
  • Use well information to determine total depth of a well and land surface elevation
  • Report water levels as elevation above sea level, with corrections for fluids of variable density

Reading Assignments:

Lecture 10: Fetter, pp. 129-138

 

Lecture notes:

Lecture 10
 

Homework assignments:

TBA

Due date:  TBA

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