Estimation of unconfined aquifer hydraulic properties using gravity and drawdown data
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An unconfined aquifer test using temporal gravity measurements was conducted in shallow alluvium near Fort Collins, Colorado on September 26-27, 2009. Drawdown was recorded in four monitoring wells at distances of 6.34, 15.4, 30.7, and 60.2 m from the pumping well. Continuous gravity measurements were recorded with a Scintrex® CG-5 gravimeter near the closest well, at 6.3 m, over several multi-hour intervals during the 27 hour pumping test. Type-curve matching of the drawdown data performed assuming Neuman's solution yields transmissivity T, specific yield Sy, and elastic component of storativity ...