HW4 - located near the center of the valley would prevent...

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Problem The town of Hubbertville is planning to expand its water supply by constructing a well in an unconfined aquifer consisting of sand and gravel. The well was designed to pump constantly at a rate of 20,000m 3 /day. Well construction was halted by the State Fish and Game Service, managers of the Green Swamp Conservation Area. The state claimed the pumping would “significantly reduce” the groundwater discharge to the swamp and damage waterfowl habitat. The town claimed that the river and the groundwater divide
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Unformatted text preview: located near the center of the valley would prevent any change in flow to the swamp. Calculate and compare the total steady-state groundwater discharge to the swamp under the pre-pumping scenario and with the results under the pumping scenario. In light of the modeling results consider what might be meant by significantly reduced as used by the state. Devise a more quantitative way to describe or judge the impact of the proposed well on the swamp system....
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