Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/615772
Title:
Simulation of groundwater conditions in the Colorado River Delta, Mexico
Author:
Feirstein, Eden Jael; Zamora, Francisco; Vionnet, Leticia Beatriz; Maddock, Thomas, III
Affiliation:
Department of Hydrology & Water Resources, The University of Arizona; Sonoran Institute; Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias Hídricas (FICH) - Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL)
Publisher:
Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Issue Date:
2008-05
Rights:
Copyright © Arizona Board of Regents
Collection Information:
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Abstract:
The Colorado River Delta (CRD) is a large sedimentary complex within a tectonically active structurally controlled basin. The CRD lies across the U.S.-Mexico international boundary and is traversed by the Colorado River on is way to the Gulf of California. Multidisciplinary research addressing the impact of the hydrologic change in the CRD has been increasing since the 1980's. To help expand the base of this knowledge, a groundwater model for the CRD within Mexico was developed. A conceptual model was constructed and transformed within the Department of Defense Groundwater Modeling Software (GMS) into a numerical model using the MODFLOW 2005 code made available by the U.S. Geological Survey. Model results indicates that large scale flood events on the Colorado River act as a recharge to the aquifer and show that the relationship between groundwater withdrawals and capture are evident on an seasonal scale. The model will form the parent basis for further Delta studies using the Local Grid Refinement (LRG), a methodology inherent to MODFLOW 2005.
Series/Report no.:
Technical Reports on Hydrology and Water Resources, No. 08-030
Sponsors:
Support for this work was provided by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Thinker Foundation. We are also grateful to the National Water Commission office in Mexicali Baja California, in particular Ing. Francisco Tellez and Ing. Julio Navarro, for data provided for this work. Dr. Jorge Ramirez and Ing. Jose Trejo from Autonomous University of Baja California also provided insights and recommendations to build this model. This work was also supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Training, Exchanges, Internships, and Scholarships (TIES) partnership program "Partnership for Improved Management of Watershed Resources in the Lower Colorado River." Research and development for this model was also supported in part by the National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center for Sustainability of Semi-Arid Hydrology and Riparian Areas (SAHRA). We are grateful to the National Water Commission (CONAGUA) in Mexico - office in Mexicali Baja California, in particular Ing. Francisco Tellez and Ing. Julio Navarro, for data and input provided for this work. Dr. Jorge Ramírez- Hernandez and Ing. José Trejo Alvarado from Autonomous University of Baja California also provided insights and recommendations to build this model.

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dc.contributor.authorFeirstein, Eden Jaelen
dc.contributor.authorZamora, Franciscoen
dc.contributor.authorVionnet, Leticia Beatrizen
dc.contributor.authorMaddock, Thomas, IIIen
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-07T23:42:21Z-
dc.date.available2016-07-07T23:42:21Z-
dc.date.issued2008-05-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/615772-
dc.description.abstractThe Colorado River Delta (CRD) is a large sedimentary complex within a tectonically active structurally controlled basin. The CRD lies across the U.S.-Mexico international boundary and is traversed by the Colorado River on is way to the Gulf of California. Multidisciplinary research addressing the impact of the hydrologic change in the CRD has been increasing since the 1980's. To help expand the base of this knowledge, a groundwater model for the CRD within Mexico was developed. A conceptual model was constructed and transformed within the Department of Defense Groundwater Modeling Software (GMS) into a numerical model using the MODFLOW 2005 code made available by the U.S. Geological Survey. Model results indicates that large scale flood events on the Colorado River act as a recharge to the aquifer and show that the relationship between groundwater withdrawals and capture are evident on an seasonal scale. The model will form the parent basis for further Delta studies using the Local Grid Refinement (LRG), a methodology inherent to MODFLOW 2005.en
dc.description.sponsorshipSupport for this work was provided by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Thinker Foundation. We are also grateful to the National Water Commission office in Mexicali Baja California, in particular Ing. Francisco Tellez and Ing. Julio Navarro, for data provided for this work. Dr. Jorge Ramirez and Ing. Jose Trejo from Autonomous University of Baja California also provided insights and recommendations to build this model. This work was also supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Training, Exchanges, Internships, and Scholarships (TIES) partnership program "Partnership for Improved Management of Watershed Resources in the Lower Colorado River." Research and development for this model was also supported in part by the National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center for Sustainability of Semi-Arid Hydrology and Riparian Areas (SAHRA). We are grateful to the National Water Commission (CONAGUA) in Mexico - office in Mexicali Baja California, in particular Ing. Francisco Tellez and Ing. Julio Navarro, for data and input provided for this work. Dr. Jorge Ramírez- Hernandez and Ing. José Trejo Alvarado from Autonomous University of Baja California also provided insights and recommendations to build this model.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherDepartment of Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTechnical Reports on Hydrology and Water Resources, No. 08-030en
dc.rightsCopyright © Arizona Board of Regentsen
dc.sourceProvided by the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources.en
dc.titleSimulation of groundwater conditions in the Colorado River Delta, Mexicoen_US
dc.typetexten
dc.typeTechnical Reporten
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Hydrology & Water Resources, The University of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.departmentSonoran Instituteen
dc.contributor.departmentFacultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias Hídricas (FICH) - Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL)-
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