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SEAWAT model used to evaluate water management issues in the Santa Barbara and Foothill groundwater basins, California

Dates

Release Date
2018-01-01
Start Date
1972-01-01
End Date
2013-12-31
Publication Date

Citation

Nishikawa, T., Paulinski, S., Stanko, Z.P., Cromwell, G., and Boyce, S.E., 2018, SEAWAT model used to evaluate water management issues in the Santa Barbara and Foothill groundwater basins, California: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F74J0DF5.

Summary

The city of Santa Barbara, in cooperation with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) California Water Science Center, developed a three-dimensional density-dependent groundwater-flow and solute-transport model (the Santa Barbara Flow and Transport Model, or SBFTM), based on an existing groundwater-flow model, to simulate seawater intrusion into the Santa Barbara basin under various management strategies. In 2014, California adopted historic legislation to manage its groundwater: the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). Santa Barbara is interested in developing a better understanding of the sustainability of its groundwater supplies to avoid undesirable results: significant and unreasonable groundwater-level declines, reduction [...]

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sir2018-5059.xml
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ancillary.zip 978.48 MB application/zip
output.zip 696.62 MB application/zip
sir2018-5059Thumbnail.jpg thumbnail 443.29 KB image/jpeg
source.zip 19.33 MB application/zip
model.zip 49.18 MB application/zip
georef.zip 13 KB application/zip
bin.zip 3.52 MB application/zip
modelgeoref.txt 835 Bytes text/plain
readme.txt 17.3 KB text/plain

Purpose

This groundwater model was developed as a tool that can further our understanding of the groundwater flow system and be used to forecast groundwater levels and the location of the seawater intrusion front and possible future climatic conditions in the Santa Barbara and Foothill groundwater Basins. The development of the model input and output files included in this data release are documented in U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2018-5059 (https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20185059).
Image of the model domain and active area of the model.
Image of the model domain and active area of the model.

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  • Model Data Management Function (MDMF)

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Provenance

These data were originally released on the Water Mission Area National Spatial Data Infrastructure Node and were migrated to sciencebase.gov in 2023.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/F74J0DF5

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