Mountain-Lake Model

Consider the following site:

Build a simple groundwater model representing this system. Input is from recharge. Parallel flow boundaries on the top and bottom.

  1. Build grid
  1. X, length = 20000, 100 cells
  2. Y, length = 15000, 75 cells
  3. Z, length = 500, 1 cell
  1. Properties
  1. Top = 3200, bottom = 2700
  2. K = 2 ft/day
  1. Recharge
  1. 20 inches of rain per year
  2. 15% reaches aquifer
  1. Lake
  1. Specified head
  2. Elevation = 3000
  1. Save and run model
  2. Add a well
  1. Permitted at 10 AFA (acre-ft/year)
  1. Explore
  1. Pumping rate (bigger)
  2. More wells
  3. K value
  4. Recharge