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Aquifer Parameters Estimation from Natural Groundwater Level Fluctuations at the Mexican Wine-Producing Region Guadalupe Valley, BC

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Centro de Sismología y Volcanología de Occidente, Centro Universitario de la Costa, Universidad de Guadalajara, Av. Universidad, No. 203, Delegación Ixtapa, Puerto Vallarta 48280, Mexico
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Instituto de Ingeniería, Campus Mexicali, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Av. de la Normal S/N, Col. Insurgentes Este, Mexicali 21280, Mexico
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Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada, Departamento de Geofísica Aplicada, CICESE, Carretera Ensenada-Tijuana, No. 3918, Zona Playitas, Ensenada 22860, Mexico
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Laboratorio de Oceanografía Física, Escuela Nacional de Ingeniería Pesquera, Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit, Bahía de Matanchen km. 12 Carretera a Los Cocos, San Blas 63470, Mexico
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Water 2021, 13(17), 2437; https://doi.org/10.3390/w13172437
Received: 4 June 2021 / Revised: 5 July 2021 / Accepted: 8 July 2021 / Published: 4 September 2021
Determining hydrogeological properties of the rock materials that constitute an aquifer through stress tests or laboratory tests presents inherent complications. An alternative tool that has significant advantages is the study of the groundwater-level response as a result of the pore-pressure variation caused by the internal structure deformation of the aquifer induced by barometric pressure and solid Earth tide. The purpose of this study was to estimate the values of the physical/hydraulic properties of the geological materials that constitute the Guadalupe Valley Aquifer based on the analysis of the groundwater-level response to barometric pressure and solid Earth tide. Representative values of specific storage (1.27 × 10−6 to 2.78 × 10−6 m−1), porosity (14–34%), storage coefficient (3.10 × 10−5 to 10.45 × 10−5), transmissivity (6.67 × 10−7 to 1.29 × 10−4 m2∙s−1), and hydraulic conductivity (2.30 × 10−3 to 2.97 × 10−1 m∙d−1) were estimated. The values obtained are consistent with the type of geological materials identified in the vicinity of the analyzed wells and values reported in previous studies. This analysis represents helpful information that can be considered a framework to design and assess management strategies for groundwater resources in the overexploited Guadalupe Valley Aquifer. View Full-Text
Keywords: hydrogeological properties; natural groundwater fluctuations; semi-arid zones; depleting groundwater resources; Guadalupe Valley Aquifer hydrogeological properties; natural groundwater fluctuations; semi-arid zones; depleting groundwater resources; Guadalupe Valley Aquifer
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Fuentes-Arreazola, M.A.; Ramírez-Hernández, J.; Vázquez-González, R.; Núñez, D.; Díaz-Fernández, A.; González-Ramírez, J. Aquifer Parameters Estimation from Natural Groundwater Level Fluctuations at the Mexican Wine-Producing Region Guadalupe Valley, BC. Water 2021, 13, 2437. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13172437

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Fuentes-Arreazola MA, Ramírez-Hernández J, Vázquez-González R, Núñez D, Díaz-Fernández A, González-Ramírez J. Aquifer Parameters Estimation from Natural Groundwater Level Fluctuations at the Mexican Wine-Producing Region Guadalupe Valley, BC. Water. 2021; 13(17):2437. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13172437

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Fuentes-Arreazola, Mario A., Jorge Ramírez-Hernández, Rogelio Vázquez-González, Diana Núñez, Alejandro Díaz-Fernández, and Javier González-Ramírez. 2021. "Aquifer Parameters Estimation from Natural Groundwater Level Fluctuations at the Mexican Wine-Producing Region Guadalupe Valley, BC" Water 13, no. 17: 2437. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13172437

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