Sudden drawdown and drainage of a horizontal aquifer

J-Y Parlange, F Stagnitti, A. Heilig, Jozsef Szilagyi, M. B. Parlange, T S Steenhuis, W. L. Hogarth, David Andrew Barry, L. Li

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Drainage of a saturated horizontal aquifer following a sudden drawdown is reanalyzed using the Boussinesq equation. The effect of the finite length of the aquifer is considered in detail. An analytical approximation based on a superposition principle yields a very good estimate of the outflow when compared to accurate numerical solutions. An illustration of the new analytical approach to analyze basin-scale field data is used to demonstrate possible field applications of the new solution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2097-2101
Number of pages5
JournalWater Resources Research
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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