Flow and Storage in Groundwater Systems

by William M. Alley, Richard W. Healy, James W. LaBaugh, and Thomas E. Reilly

Published in Science Magazine, June 14, 2002: volume 296, number 5575, pages 1985-1990.

The dynamic nature of groundwater is not readily apparent, except where discharge is focused at springs or where recharge enters sinkholes. Yet groundwater flow and storage are continually changing in response to human and climatic stresses. Wise development of groundwater resources requires a more complete understanding of these changes in flow and storage and of their effects on the terrestrial environment and on numerous surface-water features and their biota.

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