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The properties of soil and water; hydraulic head, hydraulic conductivity and Darcy's Law; physics of groundwater movement; introduction to groundwater modeling; groundwater storage and geotechnical impacts of groundwater withdrawal; groundwater hydrograph analysis, barometric and tidal efficiencies; water in the unsaturated zone; groundwater in the hydrological cycle and recharge calculation; Surface water groundwater connectivity; Groundwater resource evaluation - drilling methods; geophysical logging; step-testing, pumping test design and interpretation; radial flow modeling; borehole efficiency and maintenance.

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Term 2



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