Replenishment of Aquifers Intersected by Streams

by Roger J. M. DeWiest,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1963, Vol. 89, Issue 6, Pg. 165-191

Document Type: Journal Paper


The interrelation between surface water and ground water is studied for certain aquifers that are intersected by streams and subjected to water withdrawal by trenches or wells. The presence of relatively thin clayey lenses in these aquifers creates flow conditions similar to those of leaky aquifers. In Part I, the estimated yield of a proposed ground-water recharge project in the vicinity of Princeton, N. J., is numerically evaluated. A mathematical model is derived from idealized field conditions, and the flow equations are solved by means of Green's functions. In Part II, the mathematical techniques involving the use of Green's functions are extended to solve the problem of the flow to a group of wells in leaky aquifers with various boundary conditions.

Subject Headings: Aquifers | Rivers and streams | Wells (water) | Leakage | Surface water | Trenches | Soil properties | Clays

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