Extensive field studies have indicated that the Ames aquifer (at Ames, Iowa) approximates a confined horizontal aquifer of uniform thickness and height. The aquifer is partly fed through the channel beds of two surface streams, the Skunk River and Squaw Creek. Part of the boundary of the Ames Aquifer is formed by a till layer that can be considered impervious. Pumping tests have indicated that the Skunk River and Squaw Creek maintain nearly a constant head distribution along the boundaries of the aquifer while the aquifer is pumped. A theoretical solution is presented that yields the well discharge, the hydraulic head at every point in the flow region, and the stream function when the aquifer is pumped by one completely penetrating well.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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van der Ploeg, R. R.; Kirkham, Don; and Sendlein, L. V. A.
"Groundwater Flow Patterns of the Ames Aquifer,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science: Vol. 80:
, Article 17.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol80/iss2/17