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A Simple Method for Determining Specific Yield from Pumping Tests

Water Supply Paper 1536-C

Prepared in cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Conservation and Economic Development
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Abstract

A simpler solution which greatly reduces the time necessary to compute the specific yield by the pumping-test method of Remson and Lang (1955) is presented. The method consists of computing the volume of dewatered material in the cone of depression and comparing it with the total volume of discharged water. The original method entails the use of a slowly converging series to compute the volume of dewatered material. The solution given herein is derived directly from Darcy's law.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
A Simple Method for Determining Specific Yield from Pumping Tests
Series title:
Water Supply Paper
Series number:
1536
Chapter:
C
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1961
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
iii, 41-46 p. (9 pages total)