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Wells - Objectives

Clemson Hydrogeology Field Camp

Clemson Hydrogeology Field Camp

Slug testing

Upon completion, students will be able to:

    • Plan and conduct a slug test to estimate aquifer conductivity.
    • Analyze a slug test using both graphical methods and with software (Aqtesolv).
    • Conduct slug tests in an open hole, a screened well, and with packers to test a single fracture.
    • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of the test.
    • Describe the uncertainty in your measurements

Pumping test in fractured bedrock

Upon completion, students will be able to:

    • Plan, conduct and analyze a pumping test in a confined aquifer.
    • Characterize well efficiency and specific capacity.
    • Use software to analyze pumping test results.
    • Explore potential sources of uncertainty in your results.
    • Assess your data for evidence of interactions with hydrologic boundaries.

Well drilling and installation

Upon completion, students will be able to:

    • Learn how to prepare documents for a well permit.
    • Oversee drilling, completing, and developing of a new well in the field.
    • Create a log of the well boring during drilling.
    • Describe the well construction and completion.

Pumping test in confined aquifer

Upon completion, students will be able to:

    • Plan, conduct and analyze a pumping test in a confined aquifer.
    • Characterize well efficiency and specific capacity.
    • Use software to analyze pumping test results.
    • Explore potential sources of uncertainty in your results.
    • Assess your data for evidence of interactions with hydrologic boundaries.