A New Model of California's SWP/CVP Systems

by Tariq N. Kadir,
Miguel A. Marino, (M.ASCE),

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water


A water allocation reservoir simulation model is combined with a ground water-surface water simulation model resulting in an integrated model for use in water resource planning studies in California. A new version of the California Department of Water Resources Simulation Model DWRSIM developed to study the combined operation of California's two major water projects, the state operated State Water Project and the federally operated Central Valley Project, is combined with CVGSM, the Central Valley Ground Water-Surface Water Model applied to California's 20,000 square mile Central Valley aquifer system. The result is an integrated model CVSIM to simulate the Central Valley surface water and ground water systems that can be used to analyze a wide range of planning alternatives. This paper illustrates the versatility of the new model for various water resource planning scenarios.

Subject Headings: Simulation models | Water resources | Project management | Water surface | Surface water | Resource allocation | Reservoirs | Water use | California | United States

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