BBC: Hydraulic Conductivity and Connectivity


Packer testing will be conducted in the four preliminary wells and the existing bedrock wells within and surrounding Site 32. This will determine the hydraulic conductivity and connectivity of the specific fractures within the wells. Strings of inflatable packers will be inserted into the wells to isolate the fractures (whose locations will be determined by the borehole geophysical investigations). Pre-pumping tests will be conducted at 1 to 4 flowrates over a 2-hour period to determine the yield of the fractures. Then pumping tests of 1 to 5 days duration will be run at the appropriate flowrate determined during the short-term testing.



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