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DRAWDOWN TEST [1 record]

Record 1 2010-03-19


Subject field(s)
  • Hydrology and Hydrography
  • Geology

Pumping of water from a well at one or more selected discharge rates, during which piezometric levels are measured regularly at the pumped well and at nearby observation wells.


Pump tests to determine aquifer characteristics are likely to be the most costly part of any groundwater investigation ...


The data are used for determining the aquifer parameters in the vicinity of the pumped well.

Key term(s)
  • discharging well test


  • Hydrologie et hydrographie
  • Géologie

Essai qui consiste à pomper de l'eau dans un puits, à un ou plusieurs débits donnés, tout en mesurant le niveau piézométrique dans le puits pompé et dans les puits d'observation voisins.


Les données ainsi obtenues sont utilisées pour déterminer les paramètres de l'aquifère dans le voisinage du puits de pompage.

Key term(s)
  • essai par pompage


Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Hidrología e hidrografía
  • Geología

Bombeo de agua de un pozo con uno o más caudales previamente elegidos, durante el cual se miden regularmente los niveles piezométricos en el pozo de bombeo y en pozos de observación cercanos.


Los datos se utilizan para determinar los parámetros del acuífero en las proximidades del pozo de bombeo.

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