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# How to study this subject

OBJECTIVE
To understand the distribution of ground water, evaluation of aquifer parameters, solving ground
water equations. Ground water quality and development of ground water methods are dealt.
UNIT I FUNDAMENTALS OF GROUND WATER 9
Introduction – Characteristic of Ground water – Distribution of water - ground water column –
Permeability - Darcy's Law - Types of aquifers - Hydrogeological Cycle – water level
fluctuations.
UNIT II HYDRAULICS OF FLOW 9
Storage coefficient - Specific field - Heterogeneity and Anisotrophy -Transmissivity - Governing
equations of ground water flow - Steady state flow - Dupuit Forchheimer assumptions - Velocity
potential - Flow nets
UNIT III ESTIMATION OF PARAMETERS 9
Transmissivity and Storativity – Pumping test - Unsteady state flow - Thiess method - Jacob
method - Image well theory – Effect of partial penetrations of wells - Collectors wells.
UNIT IV GROUND WATER DEVELOPMENT 9
Infiltration gallery - Conjunctive use - Artificial recharge Rainwater harvesting - Safe yield -Yield
test – Geophysical methods – Selection of pumps.
UNIT V WATER QUALITY 9
Ground water chemistry - Origin, movement and quality - Water quality standards - Saltwater
intrusion –Environmental concern
TOTAL: 45 PERIODS
TEXT BOOKS:
1. Raghunath H.M., “Ground Water Hydrology”, Wiley Eastern Ltd., 2000.
2. Todd D.K., “Ground Water Hydrology”, John Wiley and Sons, 2000.
REFERENCE:
1. C Walton, “Ground Water Resource Evaluation”, McGraw-Hill Publications.

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