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Introduction

WithWilliam C. Walton

During the last two decades, great progress has been made in computer modeling of groundwater flow and contaminant transport problems. The reliability of model results largely rests on knowledge of the hydraulic characteristics of aquifer systems. A pumping test is one of the most suitable means of quantifying hydraulic characteristics because it yields results which, in general, are representative of a larger area than are results from single point observations.