CLAS Regional Groundwater Availability Study


The project is designed to span five years. The first year is focused on data compilation for framework development, water use, and history-matching criteria as well as the beginning construction of initial model datasets, including both the history-matching (calibration) model datasets and the forecast/scenario model datasets. The second year will be focused on updating the conceptual model, completion of initial model datasets, development of the prior uncertainty distributions for the model parameters, preliminary uncertainty analysis, and refinement/construction of more complex model datasets. The third and fourth years will be focused on conditioning of the model to historical data, application of non-linear uncertainty analysis, initial evaluation of both groundwater availability and the monitoring network, and publication of these results. The fifth year will be used to focus the modeling analysis on the topic of groundwater availability in regards to status and trends and future projections, as well as completing publication of the remaining products (professional paper and fact sheet).

Study Component
FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20 FY21
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Task 1: Framework
Task 2: Conceptual and Numerical Models and Input Datasets
Task 3: Conditioning of Numerical Model, Predictions Under Uncertainty
Task 4: Groundwater Availability Assessment
Web Presence
Stakeholder Engagement Presentations
Project Updates
SIR Framework/Conceptual Model/Model Datasets and Construction
Journal Article (new SUB package for MODFLOW6)
Journal article (conditioning, uncertainty and scenarios)
Data Releases (part of data management) 2
Professional Paper -- groundwater availability, water budget, predictions
Fact Sheet
GWWebFlow Stochastic Model Viewer