Assessment of Potential Well Yield, Gallatin Regional Park MT
Skills and concepts that students must have mastered
How the activity is situated in the course
Content/concepts goals for this activity
Students use a large data base on the web, well log analysis, geologic analysis of ground-water occurrence, well yield analysis using specific capacity, water resource evaluation.
Higher order thinking skills goals for this activity
Other skills goals for this activity
Description of the activity/assignment
Determining whether students have met the goals
Download teaching materials and tips
- Activity Description/Assignment ( 11kB Jul27 05)
- Instructors Notes (Acrobat (PDF) 32kB Feb4 13)
- Solution Set (Acrobat (PDF) 9kB Jul27 05)
- Excel Grading Sheet (Excel 17kB Jul27 05)
- Database Access procedure as of July 2005 ( 14kB Jul27 05)
- Specific Capacity, an outline useful for exercise. ( 8kB Jul27 05)
To prepare for this analysis, students should read about or receive lecture on specific capacity, well yield, empirical specific-capacity-well yield-equations, well logs, well construction and basin and range alluvial valley fill. The exercise is on the web, as are a tutorial on data acquisition, and specific capacity.
Custer, S., Christner, W.T., Dixon, S., Burton, G., Snyder, R., Aspinall, R., Rupp, G., and Roark, T., 2002. Spatial Data for Septic Assessment, Local Water Quality District, Gallatin County, MT. Bozeman, MT, Montana State University, http://www.montana.edu/uessc/SepticAssessment/010lwqdsepindx2010.html [Accessed February, 2013]
Custer, S., and Dixon, S., 2002a, Hydrogeologic coverage (for Gallatin Local Water Quality District, Gallatin County, MT): http://www.montana.edu/uessc/SepticAssessment/022hydrogeology.html [Accessed February, 2013]
Custer, S., and Dixon, S., 2002b, Hydrogeologic unit map (for Gallatin Local Water Quality District, Gallatin County, MT): http://www.montana.edu/uessc/SepticAssessment/hydgeoimg.html [Accessed February, 2013]
Custer, S., and Dixon, S., 2002c, Transmissivity map (for Gallatin Local Water Quality District, Gallatin County, MT): http://www.montana.edu/uessc/SepticAssessment/transm.html [Accessed February, 2013]
Custer, S.G., Donohue, D., Tanz, G., Nichols, T, Sill, W., Wideman, C., 1991, Groundwater potential in the Bozeman Fan Subarea, Gallatin County, Montana: Montana Department of Natural Resources, Helena, Montana, 336 p.Driscoll, F.G., 1986, Groundwater and Wells (2nd ed.): Johnson Division, St. Paul, Minnesota, p. 1021.
Kauffman, M. H., 1999, An investigation of ground water - surface water interaction in the Flint Creek Valley, Granite County, Montana: Master of Science Thesis, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, 196 p. (p. 31)
Ratzack, M., and Huntley, D., 1991, Assessing transmissivity from specific capacity data in large heterogeneous alluvial aquifers: Ground Water, v. 29, p. 856-861.