Articles | Volume 20, issue 1
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 55–71, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-55-2016
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 55–71, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-55-2016

Research article 15 Jan 2016

Research article | 15 Jan 2016

Approximate analysis of three-dimensional groundwater flow toward a radial collector well in a finite-extent unconfined aquifer

C.-S. Huang et al.

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Existing solutions for the problem of pumping at a radial collector well (RCW) in unconfined aquifers either require laborious calculation or predict divergent results at a middle period of pumping. This study relaxes the above two limitations to develop a new analytical solution for the problem. The application of the solution is convenient for those who are not familiar with numerical methods. New findings regarding the responses of flow to pumping at RCW are addressed.