Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
Department / School
Since infiltration galleries have been effective as a means of securing large quantities of water from thin aquifers, the question has arisen as to whether or not a small horizontal well that would yield sufficient water for irrigation could be constructed at a cost that would be within the budget of the family-sized farm in South Dakota. If so, a subsequent problem would be the development of some method of estimating the quantity of water a particular aquifer will yield to such a well. A possible approach would be to relate a certain length of horizontal casing to a vertical well of some particular diameter. If such a relationship can be found, the performance of such a well in another place could be predicted from data collected during a conventional pump test. This study will be confined to the details of the dragline construction of a pit, the placement of a horizontal well in a shallow thin aquifer; a, and an actual pump test to learn if a certain length of horizontal casing may be equivalent to a vertical well of some particular radius.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Includes bibliographical references
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Doering, Eugene J., "Construction and Evaluation of the Performance of a Horizontal Well in a Shallow, Thin Aquifer" (1958). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2501.