Estimating the Storativity by Recovery data in Khabat area

  • jwan sabah mustafa Engineer from General Directorate of Dams and Reservoirs, Ministry of Agricultural & Water Resources, Erbil, Iraq
  • Dana Khider Mawlood Department of Civil engineering, college of engineering, Salahaddin University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
  • Srwa Othman Ismail Department of Civil engineering, college of engineering, Salahaddin University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
Keywords: Keywords: Residual drawdown; Aquifer Parameters; Storativity; Transmissivity Diffusion.


The study presented a method for estimating aquifer storage coefficient form recovery test data meanwhile, it is hard to determine especially for single well test cases. The method involves an equation based on the principle of Jacob’s modified Theis equation by measuring residual drawdown data versus recovery time in the production well. The main objectives of this study is to determine the reliability of this equation in the selected area and to evaluate and compare the results with the pumping test results as well. The method is starting by estimating the Aquifer parameters (Transmissivity and Storativity) which involves plotting residual drawdown as a function of time, later substituting the obtained test values in an appropriate transient groundwater flow equations based on the aquifer characteristics and types to find the parameter values. Finally, the study concluded that the proposed equation is reliable for determine the Storativity of the aquifer for the single well test, and also can be used as a check for the parameters that obtained from pumping test results and thus the method is verified the objective of the study.


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How to Cite
mustafa, jwan, Mawlood, D. and Ismail, S. (2021) “Estimating the Storativity by Recovery data in Khabat area”, Zanco Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 33(3), pp. 51-57. doi: 10.21271/ZJPAS.33.3.6.
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