Techniques Manual, "Introduction to groundwater hydraulics,"



               UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
                           GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
                        RESTON, VIRGINIA  22092

                                                      GW Branch

                                             September 30, 1976
                                                Code: 4351 5016

GROUND WATER BRANCH TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM NO. 76.14-T

Subject:  Publications:  Techniques Manual, "Introduction to
                         groundwater hydraulics," Book 3,
                         Chapter B2, by Gordon D. Bennett.

The enclosed Techniques Manual provides an introduction to the
fundamental concepts of the hydraulics of ground-water flow on
which most analytical and problem-solving techniques are based.

Eight principal parts of ground-water hydraulics are covered:

     1.  Definitions and general concepts
     2.  Darcy's law
     3.  Application of Darcy's law to field problems
     4.  Ground-water storage
     5.  Undirectional nonequilibrium flow
     6.  Nonequilibrium flow to a well
     7.  Finite-difference methods
     8.  Analog techniques

This manual was prepared by G. D. Bennett and is designed to aid
understanding and application of hydraulic fundamentals through
self study.  Information is presented in a programmed form which
periodically tests the reader's level of understanding as he or
she proceeds through the manual.  The programmed instruction
permits those familiar with a particular subject to proceed
rapidly through that part of the manual, but it directs additional
study for those whom the periodic testing procedures reveal have
not yet grasped the concepts presented.

Please bring this manual to the attention of all district and
project personnel concerned with ground water.  Additional copies
are available if needed.



                                   (s) Gerald Meyer
                                   Chief, Ground Water Branch

Enclosure

WRD Distribution:  A, B, S, FO, PO