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Title: WRRCTR No. 70 Evaluation of Methods of Pumping Test Analyses for Application to Hawaiian Aquifers
Authors: Williams, John A.
Soroos, Ronald L.
LC Subject Headings: Aquifers -- Hawaii -- Testing.
Water-supply -- Hawaii.
Groundwater -- Hawaii.
Issue Date: Jul-1973
Publisher: Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Citation: Williams JA, Soroos RL. 1973. Evaluation of methods of pumping test analyses for application to Hawaiian aquifers. Honolulu (HI): Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa. WRRC technical report, 70.
Series/Report no.: WRRC Technical Reports
Abstract: Pumping test data from eight locations including the islands of Oahu, Maui, and Molokai were selected and analyzed. The test data were selected on the basis of completeness, reliability, and aquifer type and boundary conditions involved. Analyses included the standard Theis, Thiem, and Jacobs methods as well as those techniques which deal with boundaries (Stallman method), partial penetration of the well (Hantush-Theis method), leaky aquifers (Walton method), and anisotrophy (Hantush method for anisotropic aquifers). In addition, the Zanger method for partially penetrating wells and equilibrium data was also used.

Results of the several different analyses were compared and recommendations made as to which method or combination of methods seemed best suited for Hawaii aquifers. In the case of the principal basal aquifer, the Hantush-Theis method for non-equilibrium data or the Zanger method for equilibrium data are recommended. In the event that leakage or boundaries are a factor, the former method used with early-time data is recommended.
Pages/Duration: xiii + 159 pages
Appears in Collections:WRRC Project Reports

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