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Travel Time to a Well Pumping an Unconfined Aquifer without Recharge

Author:
Chapuis, Robert P., Chesnaux, Romain
Source:
Ground water 2006 v.44 no.4 pp. 600-603
ISSN:
0017-467X
Subject:
aquifers, equations, pumps, saturated flow, unsaturated flow, wells
Abstract:
A solution is given for the travel time to a well pumping an ideal, horizontal unconfined aquifer, under steady-state conditions, when recharge from infiltration is negligible. Three forms of the solution are provided: a closed-form solution, an integral to be calculated in a worksheet, and a simple equation. The three forms of the solution give travel times nearly identical to those obtained using a finite-element code for saturated and unsaturated flow and particle tracking.
Agid:
420670