Open File Report 1959-08

Open File Report 1959-08

OFR 1959-08

Pumping Test Results for an Aquifer under Water Table Conditions at Andrew, Alberta

Author(s) Gabert, G.M. LeBreton, E.G. Date 1959-06-01

A survey to determine the groundwater resources of the Andrew area was conducted by the Research Council of Alberta in 1958 (Farvolden et al, 1963). In conjunction with this program, a pumping test was carried out during July 1960 on the Canadian Pacific Railway well located in the village of Andrew. An analysis of the pumping test data was completed in November 1960, but improved methods of analysis prompted a second analysis of the data during 1962. The results of the second analysis are included in this report.

A group of five wells were used in the pumping test conducted in 1958. Water was discharged through the town's sewage system to about one-half mile from the test site. The effects of the CP Rail pumping well were measured in observation wells 1, 2, 3 and 4. Pumping commenced at 1:00 p.m. on July 5th at a constant rate of 27 imperial gallons per minute and continued until 11:40 a.m. July 12th.

LeBreton, E.G. and Gabert, G.M. (1959): Pumping test results for an aquifer under water table conditions at Andrew, Alberta; Research Council of Alberta, RCA/AGS Open File Report 1959-08, 35 p.