Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s) See Also Examples

These functions are used to calculate flow rate to wells
(`wellFlow`

), drawdown to wells (`wellDrawdown`

), and
hydraulic conductivity from pumping tests (`kPump`

).

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`Q` |
flow rate into well |

`k` |
hydraulic conductivity of aquifer |

`H` |
thickness of aquifer |

`h0` |
initial total head in aquifer (before pumping) |

`hf` |
final total head in well casing (after pumping) |

`r0` |
radius of influence |

`rw` |
radius of well |

`r` |
radius of interest (for drawdown calculations) |

`h1` |
total head in farthest observation well (kPump |

`h2` |
total head in nearest observation well (kPump) |

`r1` |
radius from pumped well to farthest observation well (kPump) |

`r2` |
radius from pumped well to nearest observation well (kPump) |

Datum for total heads is the bottom of the aquifer.

Note the following classifications of aquifers as unconfined, confined, or mixed (which start as confined prior to pumping and finish as unconfined after pumping is complete):

For unconfined aquifers, H > h0 (or specify as NA) in wellFlow and wellDrawdown, and H > h1 (or specify as NA) in kPump.

For confined aquifers, H >= hf in wellFlow and wellDrawdown, and H >= h2 in kPump.

For mixed aquifers, H < hf in wellFlow and wellDrawdown, and H >= hf in kPump.

`wellFlow`

outputs the flow rate to the well (Q)`wellDrawdown`

outputs a two-element list containing:h = height of groundwater surface a distance r from the well

dd = h0 - h = drawdown of groundwater surface a distance r from the well

`kPump`

outputs the estimated hydraulic conductivity of the aquifer from the pumping test

James Kaklamanos <kaklamanosj@merrimack.edu> and Kyle Elmy <ElmyK@merrimack.edu>

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## Example code for Flow rate to well
wellFlow(k = 0.065, H = 10, h0 = 21, hf = 15, r0 = 20, rw = 2)
## Example code for Well Drawdown
wellDrawdown(Q = 14.5, k = 0.065, H = 10, h0 = 21, r0 = 20, r = 2,
rw = 2)
## Example code for Hydraulic Conductivity from pumping tests
kPump(Q = 14.5, H = 10, h1 = 20, h2 = 16, r1 = 16, r2 = 8)
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