Modeling Groundwater Flow in San Joaquin Valley

by Alireza S. Taghavi, Boyle Engineering Corp,
Nigel W. Quinn, Boyle Engineering Corp,
Lyle B. Everett, Boyle Engineering Corp,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Optimizing the Resources for Water Management


Water supply, reallocation and conjunctive use options, within the San Joaquin and Tulare basins of the Central Valley of California, are being considered by Federal and State Planning agencies as a means of protecting fish and wildlife resources from adverse impacts associated with agricultural drainage water. These actions will likely be coupled with direct measures aimed at encouraging source control of agricultural drainage, such as the establishment of maximum drainage discharge volumes and/or qualities (i.e., loads, and/or contaminant concentrations), or the establishment of water quality standards for receiving waters. This paper presents a brief account of the groundwater model which has been developed for water supply analysis in the region.

Subject Headings: Groundwater flow | Groundwater supply | Water supply | Drainage | Water quality | Water discharge measurement | Mathematical models | Water resources | California | United States

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