Groundwater flow

Environments and definitions

What drives groundwater flow?

Aquifers ("bearing water")

Storage of groundwater in aquifers

What information can be drawn from the hydraulic head?

How to measure hydraulic head and hydraulic conductivity?

Student excercise: the 'groundwater model' (Fig)


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  • Freeze, R.A. and Cherry, J.A. (1979) Groundwater. Prentice Hall, 604p.