Introduction to Groundwater
Demonstrate knowledge of the hydrologic cycle by creating a basin-scale water budget.
Evaluate the relationship between grain size, sorting, and hydraulic conductivity using Darcy's Law.
Groundwater level measurements
Produce a potentiometric surface map and water table map for a well field.
Physics of groundwater flow
Evaluate the relationship between mechanical energy, hydraulic head, and force potential.
Construct a flow net to describe groundwater flow.
Evaluate different aquifer test methods for calculating aquifer parameters.
Evaluate different methods for estimating groundwater recharge rates.
Groundwater flow paths
Describe groundwater flow paths for confined and unconfined aquifers.
Produce a consulting-type report that synthesizes the groundwater resources, flow paths, and aquifer characteristics of a basin.