A simple, approximate but practical graphical method is proposed for estimating the storage coefficient independently from the transmissivity value, provided that quasi-steady state flow data are available from a pumping test. In the past, quasi-steady state flow distance-drawdown data have been used for the determination of transmissivity only. The method is applicable to confined and leaky aquifers. The application of the method has been performed for various aquifer test data available in the groundwater literature. The results are within the practical limits of approximation compared with the unsteady state flow solutions.
- Received December 1, 1994.
- Revision received October 12, 1995.
- Accepted November 30, 1995.
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