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Slug tests in unconfined formations: an assessment of the bouwer and rice technique

Ground Water
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Abstract

The slug test is one of the most common techniques for the in situ estimation of hydraulic conductivity in unconfined flow systems. Recently, Bouwer and Rice model describing the flow of ground water in response to a slug test in an unconfirmed flow system has been proposed. For slug tests performed in homogeneous, isotropic formations that would be classified as aquifiers, the Bouwer and Rice model provides estimates within 30% of actual field values. In less-permeable, clay-rich formations, however, estimates may overpredict formation conductivity by more than 100%. The Bouwer and Rice model introduces the largest error in the presence of low permeability skin. Uncertainty about anisotropy can also be the source of considerable error.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Slug tests in unconfined formations: an assessment of the bouwer and rice technique
Series title Ground Water
Volume 33
Issue 1
Year Published 1995
Language English
Publisher Ground Water Publishing
Publisher location Dublin, OH, United States
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Ground Water
First page 16
Last page 22
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