Heterogeneity and Wells

Objectives: Determine the effective hydraulic conductivity of a heterogeneous aquifer to quantify groundwater discharge.
1. The world of geology is complex and aquifer are typically not made up of homogeneous materials.  As a result, we must find ways to approximate aquifer heterogeneity in order to quantify groundwater discharge.  In this problem there are two wells drilled into two different aquifer materials.  For illustrative purposes there is a sharp vertical interface between the two materials.  Using the foldable aquifer model address the following problems.

A. Determine effective hydraulic conductivity of the total aquifer in the direction of groundwater flow. 

B.  Calculate the groundwater discharge (Q) across the aquifer.

C.  Draw the equipotential lines between the wells with an increment of 5 m.

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