Ground Water and Wells

  • Kyung H. Yoo
  • Claude E. Boyd


Ground water is the largest and most widely available supply of high-quality freshwater for use in aquaculture. Many fish farmers rely on well water to fill and maintain ponds, and aquaculture often is most profitable in regions where shallow wells yield large volumes of water, such as along floodplains of major rivers. This chapter discusses features of groundwater, aquifers, and function and design of wells.


Hydraulic Conductivity Water Table Hydraulic Head Specific Yield Unconfined Aquifer 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kyung H. Yoo
    • 1
  • Claude E. Boyd
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural EngineeringAuburn UniversityAlabamaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Fisheries and Allied AquaculturesAuburn UniversityAlabamaUSA

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