Documentation of a computer program to simulate aquifer-system compaction using the modular finite-difference ground-water flow model

U.S. Geological Survey, Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations, Book 6, Chapter A2

by S.A. Leake and D.E. Prudic

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The series of manuals on techniques describes procedures for planning and executing specialized work in water-resources investigations. The material is grouped under major subject headings called books and further subdivided into sections and chapters. Section A of Book 6 is ground-water modeling. This report presents a computer program for simulating aquifer-system compaction resulting from ground-water storage changes in compressible beds.

The program documented in this report is designed for incorporation into the modular finite-difference ground-water flow model developed by the U.S. Geological Survey. The modular model is documented in Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations Book 6, Chapter Al.

The performance of this computer program has been tested in models of both hypothetical and actual ground-water flow systems. Future applications or advancement in knowledge, equipment, or techniques may require that this program be updated. Users may inquire about the availability of updates to this computer program (Interbed-Storage Package) by writing to:

U.S. Geological Survey

375 South Euclid

Tucson, Arizona 85719

Copies of the computer program and test data sets on magnetic tape or diskette are available at cost of processing from:

U.S. Geological Survey

National Water Information System

437 National Center

Reston, VA 22092

Telephone: (703) 648-5695

Reference to trade names, commercial products, manufacturers, or distributors in this manual constitutes neither endorsement by the U.S. Geological Survey nor recommendation for use.

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