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Groundwater Development

Basic Concepts for Expanding CRS Water Programs

This paper explains basic groundwater and well drilling concepts and shows how they can be employed to strengthen and expand water development programs.

Vincent W. Uhl, Jaclyn A. Baron, Wiliam W. Davis, Dennis B. Warner and Christopher C. Seremet, 2009

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Introduction v
Part I: Groundwater Basics
1.1  Groundwater: The Basics 1
1.2  Groundwater as a Renewable Resource 2
1.3  Advantages of Groundwater 4
1.4  Uses of Groundwater 5
1.5  Groundwater Quality 10
Part II: Wells and Boreholes
2.1  Selection of Well Sites 15
2.2  Well Construction and Protection 19
2.3  Pumps and Power Systems 30
Part III: Groundwater Programming
3.1  Programming for Groundwater Development 49
Appendix A  Glossary of Technical Terms 56
Appendix B  Bibliography and Suggested References 59
Appendix C  Groundwater Fundamentals 63

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