CE361 - Lecture 14 - 2/26/2009 T. Wagener Penn State...

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2/26/2009 1 Water Resources Engineering 1 T. Wagener Penn State University -Lecture±14 Groundwater Flow 2 Water in the saturated region of the subsurface is referred to as groundwater.
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2/26/2009 2 Content 1. Groundwater Terms 2. Groundwater connected to Streams 3 GROUNDWATER TERMS 4
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2/26/2009 3 Last Time… Constant: -Hydraulic gradient Therefore, the specific discharge can be calculated using: 5 - Hydraulic conductivity K - Aquifer thickness b Transmissivity We can calculate the discharge per unit length of aquifer by multiplying by the thickness of the aquifer, b: Where T = Kb [L 2 T -1 ] is called the transmissivity of the 6 Where T Kb [L T ] is called the of the aquifer. Why would transmissivity be a useful parameter to describe an aquifer?
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2/26/2009 4 Heterogeneity Virtual all natural materials through which groundwater flows display variations in intrinsic permeability from point to point. This is referred to as
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2009 for the course CE 361 taught by Professor Wagener during the Spring '09 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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CE361 - Lecture 14 - 2/26/2009 T. Wagener Penn State...

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