Ranney well

Ranney well

[′ran·ē ‚wel]
(civil engineering)
A well that has a center caisson with horizontal perforated pipes extending radially into an aquifer; particularly applicable to the development of thin aquifers at shallow depths.
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He has studied groundwater dynamics in the Palla Burari region of floodplains, where 97 tube wells and five Ranney wells are installed.
Ranney wells have come a long way since Leo Ranney installed the first horizontal collector well in the 1920s.