How Does Water Move through the Ground?
ES1401  A Well Simulation

This simulation will show filling rates for a well dug into three different rock types. Follow the instructions on the left to see the well-filling times for each rock type, then calculate the flow rates using the hint provided below.

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2. Record the volume of water pumped and the time it took to pump it. Calculate the flow rates.

So you can compare and graph the flow rate values on page 5, you'll need to calculate the number of liters per year for each rock type. (Hint: If it takes approximately 4 hours to produce one liter of water, the well could produce 6 liters in one day (24 hours per day divided by 4 hours per liter). How many liters would the well produce in 365 days?


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