Measurements of groundwater velocity in discrete rock fractures.

  title={Measurements of groundwater velocity in discrete rock fractures.},
  author={Kent S Novakowski and Greg Bickerton and Pat Lapcevic and John Voralek and Nathalie Ross},
  journal={Journal of contaminant hydrology},
  volume={82 1-2},
Estimating groundwater velocity in fracture networks using a Darcy or cubic law calculation is complicated by the wide distribution of fracture aperture often found in these systems and by the difficulty in measuring hydraulic head in discrete fracture features. Although difficult to conduct in a fractured rock setting, the point dilution method can be utilized to collect direct measurements of groundwater velocity in individual fractures. To compare measured against calculated velocities, more… CONTINUE READING

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