Development of a Groundwater Management Model for the Project Shoal Area

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This document describes the development of a user-friendly and efficient groundwater management model of the Project Shoal Area (PSA and surrounding area that will allow the U.S. Department of Energy and State of Nevada personnel to evaluate the impact of proposed water-use scenarios. The management model consists of a simple hydrologic model within an interactive groundwater management framework. This framework is based on an object user interface that was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey and has been used by the Desert Research Institute researchers and others to couple disparate environmental resource models, manage temporal and spatial data, and evaluate ... continued below

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Lamorey, G.; Bassett, S.; Schumer, R.; Boyle, D.; Pohll, G. & Chapman, J. September 1, 2006.

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This document describes the development of a user-friendly and efficient groundwater management model of the Project Shoal Area (PSA and surrounding area that will allow the U.S. Department of Energy and State of Nevada personnel to evaluate the impact of proposed water-use scenarios. The management model consists of a simple hydrologic model within an interactive groundwater management framework. This framework is based on an object user interface that was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey and has been used by the Desert Research Institute researchers and others to couple disparate environmental resource models, manage temporal and spatial data, and evaluate model results for management decision making. This framework was modified and applied to the PSA and surrounding Fairview Basin. The utility of the management model was demonstrated through the application of hypothetical future scenarios including mineral mining, regional expansion of agriculture, and export of water to large urban areas outside the region. While the results from some of the scenarios indicated potential impacts to groundwater levels near the PSA and others did not, together they demonstrate the utility of the management tool for the evaluation of proposed changes in groundwater use in or near the PSA.

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  • Report No.: DOE/NV/13609-53
  • Report No.: 45223
  • Grant Number: AC52-00NV13609
  • Grant Number: AC52-06NA26383
  • DOI: 10.2172/909858 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 909858
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc889755

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Lamorey, G.; Bassett, S.; Schumer, R.; Boyle, D.; Pohll, G. & Chapman, J. Development of a Groundwater Management Model for the Project Shoal Area, report, September 1, 2006; Reno, Nevada. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc889755/: accessed April 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.