Optimal aquifer management for controlling land subsidence

Theodore G. Cleveland, Lu Chia Chuang

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Abstract

This paper discusses on-going research in optimal regional aquifer management that has a multiplicity of goals: water supply, subsidence control, and energy management. Current research is directed at simulation and optimization of the aquifer system using a variety of methods. The goal of the research is to identify pumping policies that control subsidence, yet meet current and projected groundwater demands and require minimal lift (a surrogate for energy). Two fundamentally different operational strategies are studied: (1) pumping (extraction) only; and (2) pumping combined with injection where net extraction meets demand. The simulation model uses the USGS modular three-dimensional finite difference groundwater flow code with the interbed storage package for modeling flow and subsidence. The current model is a four-layer model with spatial resolution of 2.5 miles in the horizontal dimensions and 0.1 miles in the vertical dimension.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWater Resources Planning and Management
Subtitle of host publicationSaving a Threatened Resource - In Search of Solutions, Proceedings of the Water Resources Sessions at Water Forum
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages872-877
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0872628760
StatePublished - 1992
Event1992 National Conference on Water Resources Planning and Management - Water Forum '92 - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: Aug 2 1992Aug 6 1992

Publication series

NameWater Resources Planning and Management: Saving a Threatened Resource - In Search of Solutions, Proceedings of the Water Resources Sessions at Water Forum

Conference

Conference1992 National Conference on Water Resources Planning and Management - Water Forum '92
CityBaltimore, MD, USA
Period08/2/9208/6/92

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