PREDICTING WELL PRODUCTIVITY USING PRINCIPAL COMPONENTS ANALYSIS*

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    ;The research was partially funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Water Research and Technology (Project A-086-GA).

Abstract

Principal components analysis of fracture trace and sinkhole characteristics near 33 wells drawing water from the Ocala aquifer identified three hydrogeologically significant components. Multiple regression analysis using these components as independent variables showed that the flow of water to a well bore is influenced in order of importance by (1) proximity to a zone of high secondary permeability; (2) average aquifer transmissivity near the well; and (3) degree of cavity development in the closest zone of high secondary permeability.

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