Hydraulic test data are typically analyzed using one of several common analytical methods (e.g. Theis, Cooper-Jacob). However, each analytical method has its specific limitations, and should be used only when the assumptions inherent to the model are valid for the aquifer being characterized. The aim of this research was to identify what types of flow conditions are typically present in bedrock aquifers around the province of BC to determine how these are manifest as subtle departures from ideal flow conditions as exhibited in the hydraulic test data.
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Allen, D. (1999). An Assessment of the Methodologies Used for Analyzing Hydraulic Test Data from Bedrock Wells in British Columbia. Final Report submitted to Groundwater Section, Water Management Branch, British Columbia Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks.
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