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Water levels in nested well clusters (wells located closely together) indicate upward or downward flow in aquifers or flow between adjacent geologic units. Flow is governed by Darcy's Law:
where q is the Darcy flux (volume of water per unit area per unit time) and K is the hydraulic conductivity. The change of head (roughly water level) divided by the distance determines the direction of flow.
Definition of inputs for each well:
There are three possibilities for how the water levels relate to the well screen:
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