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Groundwater withdrawal rates from the Ozark Plateaus aquifer system, 1900 to 2010


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Knierim, K.J., Nottmeier, A.M., Worland, S., Westerman, D.A., and Clark, B.R., 2016, Groundwater withdrawal rates from the Ozark Plateaus aquifer system, 1900 to 2010, U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Groundwater is an often overlooked freshwater resource compared to surface water, but groundwater is used widely across the United States, especially during periods of drought. If groundwater models can successfully simulate past conditions, they may be used to evaluate potential future pumping scenarios or climate conditions, thus providing a valuable planning tool for water-resource managers. Quantifying the groundwater-use component for a groundwater model is a vital but often challenging endeavor. This dataset includes groundwater withdrawal rates modeled for the Ozark Plateaus aquifer system (Ozark system) from 1900 to 2010 by groundwater model cell (2.6 square kilometers) for five water-use divisions—agriculture (including irrigation [...]

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This dataset was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center to model groundwater withdrawal rates from 1900 to 2010 for integration into the Ozark Plateau aquifer system groundwater availability study, which includes a MODFLOW-NWT groundwater flow model (


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DOI doi:10.5066/F7GQ6VV1

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