Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5122

Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5122

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Table 4. Summary of conceptual model boundary characteristics and estimated 1980 inflows and outflows, Idaho National Laboratory and vicinity, Idaho.

[Abbreviations: ft3/s, cubic foot per second]

Boundary Boundary characteristics Estimated 1980
flow (ft3/s)
Type Spatial Temporal
Physical Boundaries
Water-table boundary
Precipitation recharge Inflow Uniform Constant 70
Streamflow-infiltration recharge Inflow Nonuniform Variable 95
Ground-water withdrawals Outflow Nonuniform Variable 45
Industrial wastewater return Inflow Nonuniform Variable 6
Irrigation infiltration Inflow Nonuniform Variable 24
Change in storage Inflow Uniform Variable 80
Base of the aquifer Noflow Uniform Constant 44
Northwest mountain-front boundary Inflow Nonuniform Constant 695
Artificial boundaries
Northeast boundary Inflow Nonuniform Constant 1,225
Southeast-flowline boundary Noflow Uniform Constant 0
Southwest boundary Outflow Nonuniform Variable 2,037

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