A method using drawdown derivatives to estimate aquifer properties near active groundwater production well fields
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This thesis describes the development of a new inverse modeling approach to estimate aquifer properties in the vicinity of continuously-pumped well fields. The specific emphasis is on deep bedrock aquifers where monitoring well installation is often not practicable due to high drilling costs. In these settings, water levels from groundwater production wells offer a transient dataset that can be used to estimate aquifer properties. Well interference effects, if detectable at neighboring production wells, allow for an interrogated aquifer volume that is larger (and therefore more representative ...