## What is the hydraulic conductivity of silt?

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The hydraulic conductivity of natural soils in place varies from about 30 m/day for a silty clay loam to 0.05 m/day for a clay (Kirkham, 1961a, p. 46; Kirkham, 1961b). The hydraulic conductivity for disturbed soil materials varies from about 600 m/day for gravel to 0.02 m/day for silt and clay.

**What type of soil has highest hydraulic conductivity?**

sandy soil

The soil with the steeper slope (the sandy soil in figure 3) has the higher hydraulic conductivity. Hydraulic conductivity (or slope “K”) defines the proportional relationship between flux and hydraulic gradient, or in this case, of unidirectional flow in saturated soil.

### What is a good hydraulic conductivity?

A key aspect of hydraulic conductivity is that a very wide range of values exist in natural soils and rocks, perhaps a range from 10-2 m/s (for very open gravels and cobbles) to 10-11 m/s (unfissured clays or massive unfractured rock).

**Which sediment has the highest hydraulic conductivity?**

Because of their high porosity and permeability, sand and gravel aquifers have higher hydraulic conductivity than clay or unfractured granite aquifers.

#### What is the hydraulic conductivity of silty sand?

Representative Values

Unconsolidated Sedimentary Materials | |
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Material | Hydraulic Conductivity (m/sec) |

Medium sand | 9×10-7 to 5×10-4 |

Fine sand | 2×10-7 to 2×10-4 |

Silt, loess | 1×10-9 to 2×10-5 |

**What is soil hydraulic conductivity?**

What is soil hydraulic conductivity? In scientific terms, hydraulic conductivity is defined as the ability of a porous medium (soil for instance) to transmit water under saturated or nearly saturated conditions.

## Does sand or clay have higher hydraulic conductivity?

The saturated hydraulic conductivity of the sand was more than 300 times larger than that of the clay loam.

**What is the hydraulic conductivity of soil?**

### What is hydraulic conductivity of sand?

Representative Values

Unconsolidated Sedimentary Materials | |
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Material | Hydraulic Conductivity (m/sec) |

Coarse sand | 9×10-7 to 6×10-3 |

Medium sand | 9×10-7 to 5×10-4 |

Fine sand | 2×10-7 to 2×10-4 |

**How do you find the hydraulic conductivity of sand?**

Some of the common methods for calculating Hydraulic Conductivity are described below: Hydraulic conductivity is the coefficient k in the Darcy’s law v = ki, where v is the velocity and i the hydraulic gradient. Hydraulic conductivity values can be determined in the laboratory using disturbed soil samples.

#### How do you calculate hydraulic conductivity of soil?

Q = K•A [(h1-h2) ÷ L] The following variables and coefficients apply to this formula: “K” = Hydraulic Conductivity; “Q” = Discharge Rate; “A” = Area of Cross-Section that Water Flows; “h” = Hydraulic Head (h = p/rg + z); and “L” = Length/Distance of Water Table Elevation Change.