Problem 5 Solution

Question: What is the elevation of the water level surface in the inclined wells?

Solution: The water level is equal to the hydraulic head at the point of measurement (the screen interval), which is indicated by the potentiometric contour line. The orientation of the piezometer is of no consequence.

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