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The design, construction and testing of a horizontal well-point as a water source in a dune sands aquifer

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Rick Brassington


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A horizontal wellpoint has been constructed to supply irrigation water to a golf course from a coastal dune sands aquifer. The source provides the required quantities with relatively limited drawdown compared with what would be expected from a conventional vertical wellpoint system. Pumping test data have been analysed using a curve fitting method based on parabolic isochrone curves. The resulting values for the aquifer characteristics fall within their anticipated range.

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Author(s): Brassington FC; Preene M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogelogy

Year: 2003

Volume: 36

Issue: 4

Pages: 355-366

ISSN (print): 1470-9236

ISSN (electronic): 2041-4803

Publisher: Geological Society Publishing House


DOI: 10.1144/1470-9236/03-002


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