Hydraulic Parameters of Groundwater Aquifers in Khan-Al-Baghdadi Area
Engineering and Technology Journal,
2018, Volume 36, Issue 2B, Pages 136-146
AbstractThe mainly objective of groundwater studies is assessment the physical
characterizations of water-bearing layers. Conducting and analyzing aquifer
tests is one of the most efficient ways to assessment these characterizations. The
aim of this research is to carry out hydrogeological investigation in Khan Al-
Baghdadi area within Anbar Governorate in the west of Iraq to evaluate
hydraulic properties of the most important groundwater aquifers in order to
achieve optimum use of groundwater in term of sustainable water management by
using Cooper-Jacob and Theis Recovery Test methods to calculate transmissivity
and storage coefficient after field investigation of aquifers extended in the area
where geographical position, elevations, static water levels, depths, thicknesses
and maximum yields were carried out. The results showed that Khan Al-Baghdadi
area has only confined aquifer within the geological formation extended in area.
The average transmissivity and storage coefficient parameters, which calculated
using two wells, drilled in the area were (33.966-1171) m2/day and (2.2*10-4-
2.07*10-2) respectively, dependent on cooper-Jacob and Theis recovery solutions.
Transmissivity distribution contour map showed increased values towards
southwest part of the area while gradually decreased values was recorded in the
eastern and southeast part of the area.
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