Three Point Problem

Objectives: Identify the direction of groundwater flow in two dimensions and quantify the specific discharge in an unconfined aquifer.

1. The following problem contains of an unconfined limestone aquifer with three monitoring wells.  The monitoring wells are positioned at each of the corners of the triangular aquifer.  Using the water levels shown in wells complete the following tasks.  

A. Determine the direction of groundwater flow based on the water levels in wells A-C. 

B.  Calculate the groundwater gradient across the unconfined aquifer.

C.  Quantify the specific discharge (q) in the unconfined aquifer.

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