Valuable for consultants and regulators...Dream is a useful tool for basic field work, including the first-cut evaluation of remediation design. Ground water professionals will find Dream to be ideal for estimating actual flow conditions when information on aquifer properties is limited. Flow nets, streamline plots, and capture zone maps are easily produced by contouring Dream's output files. Maps of head, drawdown, and ground water velocity are equally simple to create. These provide an uncomplicated method for estimating both direction and magnitude of flow, and the areal extent of the well's influence. This must-have volume is valuable for hydrologists, regulators, ground water professionals, students, professors, and consultants. This work is a valuable teaching tool for principles of subsurface hydrology. It is easy-to-use and illustrates hydrologic concepts, pumping schemes, remediation schemes, etc. The importance of fundamental aquifer properties can be easily explored, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Table of Contents
INSTALLATION. PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS. SUMMARY OF FEATURES. Overview of Dream. Advantages of Dream. THEORY. Drawdown and Water Level Elevation. Steady-State Velocity. Streamlines. References. USING DREAM. A Brief Overview. Getting Started. Choosing the Units. The Options Page. Entering the Well Data. Specifying the Grid. Running a Routine. Output Files. Finishing Up. DATA CONTOURING. Contouring Packages. Using SURFER™ with Dream Data Files. Producing Streamlines Plots. SELECTED EXAMPLES. The Four Basic Plots. Time-Series Plots. A Pumping Schedule. Close-Up and Expanded Views. Capture Zones. Flow Nets. THE GRIDIT PROGRAM. APPENDICES. The Sample Problem-Output. Estimating the Run Time. 115 pp., diskette, figures, tables, references, due March 1990, ISBN 0-87371-271-4.