potentiometric surface


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potentiometric surface

n.
A hypothetical surface representing the water table in an unconfined aquifer or the level to which groundwater would rise if not trapped in a confined aquifer.
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Prepare an Annual Groundwater Report, to include a potentiometric surface map of the uppermost aquifer underlying the facility, based upon groundwater elevation data obtained during the subject reporting year.
We observed that over time the way groundwater moved and where it was present changed significantly," said USGS hydrologist Rachel Powell, lead author of the report Estimated 2012 groundwater potentiometric surface and drawdown from predevelopment to 2012 in the Santa Fe Group aquifer system in the Albuquerque metropolitan area, central New Mexico.
Potentiometric surface analysis and water loss studies indicate that significant spring recharge comes directly from the lower Blanco River (Ogden et al.
As a result of the intensive use, in the 1990s the potentiometric surface sank deeper than 50 m below sea level in the area of Kohtla-Jarve-Johvi, and an extensive drawdown cone was formed.
The potentiometric surface was determined by plotting measurements taken at each of the piezometers.
Water level monitoring data showed a potentiometric surface decline of almost thirty feet between 1943 and 1996 in one 416 ft-deep Hattiesburg Formation aquifer on Camp Shelb y, and similar declines in this aquifer elsewhere in Perry County.
10:30 DECLINES IN POTENTIOMETRIC SURFACES OF NEOGENE AQUIFERS, PERRY COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI
The Analytic Element Method (AEM) of groundwater modeling was used to generate a steady state potentiometric surface map of the water-table aquifer in the Wadena area of Central Minnesota.
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These results are very similar to an earlier 1985 USGS study of computed potentiometric surface for the area.