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A Simple Method for Determining Specific Yield from Pumping Tests

January 1, 1961

A simpler solution which greatly reduces the time necessary to compute the specific yield by the pumping-test method of Remson and Lang (1955) is presented. The method consists of computing the volume of dewatered material in the cone of depression and comparing it with the total volume of discharged water. The original method entails the use of a slowly converging series to compute the volume of dewatered material. The solution given herein is derived directly from Darcy's law.

Publication Year 1961
Title A Simple Method for Determining Specific Yield from Pumping Tests
DOI 10.3133/wsp1536C
Authors L.E. Ramsahoye, Solomon Max Lang
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Water Supply Paper
Series Number 1536
Index ID wsp1536C
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization U.S. Geological Survey