Groundwater Flow

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Groundwater Flow
1010402Groundwater Flow
<emphasis role="bold">Groundwater Movement</emphasis> Groundwater is generally always moving. Movement occurs from higher hydraulic head in recharge areas (natural or artificial), where precipitation is generally higher, to discharge areas of lower hydraulic head (wells, springs, rivers, lakes, and wetlands). The reason groundwater moves is because there always seems to be a “change in head” or some kind of hydraulic gradient or slope in potentiometric sur…
Willis D.Weight: Manual of Applied Field Hydrogeology. Groundwater Flow, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2001), AccessEngineering Export