Hydraulic Parameters of Groundwater Aquifers in Khan-Al-Baghdadi Area


The mainly objective of groundwater studies is assessment the physicalcharacterizations of water-bearing layers. Conducting and analyzing aquifertests is one of the most efficient ways to assessment these characterizations. Theaim of this research is to carry out hydrogeological investigation in Khan AlBaghdadiarea within Anbar Governorate in the west of Iraq to evaluatehydraulic properties of the most important groundwater aquifers in order toachieve optimum use of groundwater in term of sustainable water management byusing Cooper-Jacob and Theis Recovery Test methods to calculate transmissivityand storage coefficient after field investigation of aquifers extended in the areawhere geographical position, elevations, static water levels, depths, thicknessesand maximum yields were carried out. The results showed that Khan Al-Baghdadiarea has only confined aquifer within the geological formation extended in area.The average transmissivity and storage coefficient parameters, which calculatedusing two wells, drilled in the area were (33.966-1171) m2/day and (2.2*10-4-2.07*10-2) respectively, dependent on cooper-Jacob and Theis recovery solutions.Transmissivity distribution contour map showed increased values towardssouthwest part of the area while gradually decreased values was recorded in theeastern and southeast part of the area.