Natural Sciences >> Geology

Drawdown of a Well

by Kyle Jensen


Submitted : Fall 2015

The project was conducted in order to find out how much the water level drops when a well pumps water out of the aquifer. This is known as drawdown, and it is used to determine whether or not a particular well is suited for its location. Starting with the Theis equation, it can be derived to find a new equation that uses some algebra and a definite integral. The integral involves a summation which leads to finding the unknown variables. From there, a geologist can make a decent approximation for the drawdown value that can be found without the use of computer programs or precise measurements.



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Advisors :
Arcadii Grinshpan, Mathematics and Statistics
Chris Zajac, Southwest Florida Water Management District
Suggested By :
Keith Kolasa