Masters Theses


"Groundwater is becoming increasingly important as a source of water supply in the United States. Consequently, the prediction of well yields is a vital concern. In order to predict the quantity of water which can be reduced from a given aquifer it is necessary to know the aquifer's hydrologic characteristics. Many theoretical formulae have been derived for determining the aquifer characteristics. To date, these formulae have been tested mainly on unconsolidated and clastic rock aquifers. It has never been shown that these formulae can also be consistently applied to carbonate aquifers which underlie regions of karst terrain. This paper summarizes various theoretical formulae, equilibrium, non-equilibrium, partially penetrating, and fully penetrating, and applied them to data obtained from pumping tests of shallow wells drilled in a region of carbonate karst terrain. The non-equilibrium formulae, both partially and fully penetrating, produced similar results, but there was sometimes a wide variation between these results and those obtained through use of the equilibrium formulae. Modifying effects, such as the presence of recharge, were also found to exist. Aquifer yields were not generally high, although the shallow wells drilled might be adequate for limited personal consumption"--Abstract, page ii.


Maxwell, James C.

Committee Member(s)

Gevecker, Vernon A. C., 1909-1992
Beveridge, Thomas R. (Thomas Robinson), 1918-1978
Aughenbaugh, N. B.


Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Geological Engineering


United States. Office of Water Resources Research
University of Missouri at Rolla


University of Missouri at Rolla

Publication Date



viii, 66 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 44-45).

Geographic Coverage

Phelps County (Mo)


© 1967 Michael A. Nawrocki, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

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Subject Headings

Aquifers -- Missouri -- Phelps County
Groundwater flow -- Evaluation -- Missouri -- Phelps County
Groundwater flow -- Mathematics

Thesis Number

T 2045

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