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Three Point Problems in Ground Water

Ming-Kuo Lee

Auburn University Department of Geology


Go out in the field and do a three-point construction of equipotential surface and ground-water flow by carefully surveying the location, attitude, and static water depth of at least three wells. Then go to the lab and use collected data to estimate the surface strike and direction of ground-water flow.

Learning Goals

Context for Use

This is the fourth of nine one-week exercises designed for a senior-level undergraduate lecture/lab hydrogeology course.

Teaching Materials

The following equipment is required:


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References and Resources

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Contact the Author

Please contact Ming-Kuo Lee at leeming@mail.auburn.edu with questions or suggestions.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

Special Interest: Quantitative
Quantitative Skills Activity Type: Lab Activity, Field Activity

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