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Practical Problems in Groundwater Hydrology

By Scott Bair, Terry D Lahm

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 18, 2006

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

    Concepts and Equations Reference Book

    Navigating within the problem setup materials and EXCEL worksheets

    Working with EXCEL worksheets

 

CHAPTER 1 — HYDROGEOLOGIC FRAMEWORK

    Principles & Concepts

    Problem 1 — Constructing a Geologic Cross Section   

    Wells G & H Superfund Site, Woburn, Massachusetts

    Problem 2 — Constructing Potentiometric Surfaces

    Wells G & H Superfund Site, Woburn, Massachusetts

    Problem 3 — Constructing a Potentiometric Profile

    Wells G & H Superfund Site, Woburn, Massachusetts

   

CHAPTER 2 — REGIONAL GROUNDWATER FLOW

    Principles & Concepts     

    Problem 1 — Determination of Regional Flow Lines

    Potomac Aquifer, Eastern Coastal Plain

    Problem 2 — Refraction of Groundwater Flow at Geologic Interfaces

    Black Mesa Basin, Northeast Arizona

    Problem 3 — Regional Flow Patterns in Sedimentary Basins

    Hazardous Waste and Radioactive Waste Isolation

          Problem 3A — Regional Flow Patterns in Simple Sedimentary Basins

          Problem 3B — Regional Flow Patterns in Complex Sedimentary Basins

 

CHAPTER 3 — RADIAL FLOW TO WELLS

    Principles & Concepts

    Problem 1 — Theis Equation for Distance versus Drawdown Fire Protection Well, River Bend Station     

    Nuclear Power Plant, St. Francisville, Louisiana

    Problem 2 — Theis Equation for Time versus Drawdown

    Dewatering System, River Bend Station Nuclear Power Plant, St. Francisville, Louisiana

   

CHAPTER 4 — STREAM/AQUIFER INTERACTIONS

    Principles & Concepts

    Problem 1 — Gaging Streamflow Gain and Loss

    Aberjona River, Woburn, Massachusetts

    Problem 2 — Flood Frequency and Urbanization   

    Aberjona River Watershed, Massachusetts

 

CHAPTER 5 — AQUIFER TESTING TECHNIQUES

    Principles & Concepts

    Problem 1 — Estimating Hydraulic Conductivity Using Hazen Grain-Size Method

    Remediation of TCE and PCE at North Canton, Ohio    

    Problem 2 — Estimating Hydraulic Conductivity Using Hvorslev Slug-Test Method

    Slate Ridge Estates, Fairfield County, Ohio    

    Problem 3 — Estimating Hydraulic Conductivity Using Bouwer and Rice Slug Test Method

    Freedom Street Well Field, North Canton, Ohio     

    Problem 4 — Aquifer Test Analysis Using the Theis Type-Curve Method

    Englewood Well Field, Southwest Sarasota County, Florida

    Problem 5 — Cooper-Jacob Straight-Line Method of Aquifer Test Analysis

    Englewood Well Field, Southwest Sarasota County, Florida

 

CHAPTER 6 — CONTAMINANT TRANSPORT & REMEDIATION

    Principles & Concepts         

    Problem 1 — 1-D Contaminant Transport of TCE (Concentration versus Distance)

    South Well Field, Wooster, Ohio          

    Problem 2 — 1-D Contaminant Transport of TCE (Concentration versus Time)

    Anne Anderson et al. versus W.R. Grace et al., Woburn, Massachusetts             

    Problem 3 — Capture Curve Analysis:  TCE Plume

    South Well Field, Wooster, Ohio

 

CHAPTER 7 — GROUNDWATER CHEMISTRY

    Principles & Concepts     

    Problem 1 — Balancing Major Cations and Anions

    Coal Pile Storage, Deepwater Station, New Jersey        

    Problem 2 — Chemical Evolution of Groundwater

    Silurian-Devonian Carbonate Aquifer in Central Ohio    

    Problem 3 — Geochemical Evaluation of Induced Infiltration from Mixing Surface Water & Groundwater

    South Well Field, Columbus, Ohio

 

APPENDICES

     A — List of Hydraulic Conductivity Values      

     B — List of Storativity Values                 

     C — List of Porosity Values                                  

     D — List of W(u) versus u values                    

 

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