Transactions of the ASAE
AN approach to groundwater management by maintaining "target" groundwater elevations is presented. A finite difference form of the Boussinesq equation is proposed as a means of determining the groundwater withdrawals that will maintain those levels in the long term. This spatially distributed pumping can represent a sustained yielding pumping strategy. A sample pumping strategy is presented for the Arkansas Grand Prairie. Such a strategy is applicable under a variety of legal systems. It represents an especially attractive alternative for riparian rights states (like Arkansas) where effective groundwater management without radical changes in the basic water rights system is desired.
Peralta, R.C. and A.W. Peralta. 1984. Arkansas groundwater management via target level. Transactions of the ASAE. 27(6):1696‑1703.