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Hard-rock aquifer response to pumping and sustainable yield of wells in some areas of Mediterranean region

Antonella Baiocchi, Francesca Lotti, Vincenzo Piscopo and Valentina Sammassimo
Hard-rock aquifer response to pumping and sustainable yield of wells in some areas of Mediterranean region (in Groundwater in fractured bedrock environments; managing catchment and subsurface resources, U. Ofterdinger (editor), A. M. MacDonald (editor), J. C. Comte (editor) and M. E. Young (editor))
Special Publication - Geological Society of London (March 2018) 479 (1): 147-160

Abstract

Pumping tests carried out in three highly tectonized Mediterranean areas, which share similar climate conditions, were used to characterize hard-rock aquifers and examine the issue of the sustainable yield of wells. On the basis of the identified drawdown trends and hydraulic parameters, pumping scenarios were simulated through different methods. The results show that the long-term trend in the drawdown and the initial thickness of the aquifer constrain the sustainable yield of a well. In the worst cases examined, namely those related to an aquifer with a barrier boundary and a delayed response of the aquifer, the sustainable well yield is 1-2 L s (super -1) These well discharge values are significant when compared with those found in other regions of the world, and may be related to the dense network of the discontinuities which characterizes the sites.


ISSN: 0305-8719
Coden: GSLSBW
Serial Title: Special Publication - Geological Society of London
Serial Volume: 479
Serial Issue: 1
Title: Hard-rock aquifer response to pumping and sustainable yield of wells in some areas of Mediterranean region
Title: Groundwater in fractured bedrock environments; managing catchment and subsurface resources
Author(s): Baiocchi, AntonellaLotti, FrancescaPiscopo, VincenzoSammassimo, Valentina
Author(s): Ofterdinger, U.editor
Author(s): MacDonald, A. M.editor
Author(s): Comte, J. C.editor
Author(s): Young, M. E.editor
Affiliation: Universita degli Studi della Tuscia, Dipartimento di Scienze Ecologiche e Biologiche, Italy
Pages: 147-160
Published: 20180328
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom
References: 43
Accession Number: 2018-039889
Categories: Hydrogeology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 7 tables
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Secondary Affiliation: Kataclima, ITA, Italy
Source Note: Online First
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from The Geological Society, London, London, United Kingdom
Update Code: 201821
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