Determining the distribution of hydraulic conductivity in a fractured limestone aquifer by simultaneous injection and geophysical logging

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A field technique for assessing the vertical distribution of hydraulic conductivity in an aquifer was applied to a fractured carbonate formation in southeastern Nevada. The technique combines the simultaneous use of fluid injection and geophysical logging to measure in situ vertical distributions of fluid velocity and hydraulic head down the borehole; these data subsequently are analyzed to arrive at quantitative estimates of hydraulic conductivity across discrete intervals in the aquifer. The results of this analysis identified the contact margin between the Anchor and Dawn Members of the Monte Cristo Limestone as being the dominant transmissive unit. -from Authors

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Determining the distribution of hydraulic conductivity in a fractured limestone aquifer by simultaneous injection and geophysical logging
Series title Ground Water
DOI 10.1111/j.1745-6584.1988.tb00792.x
Volume 26
Issue 5
Year Published 1988
Language English
Publisher Wiley
Contributing office(s) Toxic Substances Hydrology Program
Description 9 p.
First page 587
Last page 595
Country United States
State Nevada
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