Nonsteady Flow to Surface Reservoir

by William Wen-Gong Yeh, (A.M.ASCE), Asst. Prof.; Sch. of Engrg. and Appl. Sci., Univ. of California, Los Angesles, CA,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1970, Vol. 96, Issue 3, Pg. 609-618

Document Type: Journal Paper

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When ground water flows from an unconfined aquifer to a surface reservoir the position of the water table will change with time. The nonlinear partial differential equation for water table elevation is transformed to a nonlinear ordinary differential equation by similarity substitution and a numerical procedure for its solution is presented. A method of computing bank storage is presented. The solution compares favorably with the experimental results obtained by others.

Subject Headings: Overland flow | Reservoirs | Differential equations | Groundwater flow | Water table | Aquifers | Water flow | Flow duration

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