Twin Cities Metropolitan Area Regional Groundwater Flow Model, Version 2.00 (Metro Model 2) Projected Hydraulic Head DEMs - Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, Minnesota

Groundwater flow in the Twin Cities metropolitan area was modeled using the finite difference modeling code MODFLOW-96 (McDonald and Harbaugh, 1988; Harbaugh and McDonald, 1996) as implemented in the modeling package Groundwater Vistas (version 5.09 build 16) (Environmental Simulations, Inc., 2007). This dataset defines hydraulic head (meters above mean sea level) for each active cell in the model simulations of 2010, 2020, 2030, 2040, and 2050 demand conditions that assume continued development of traditional supply sources. This dataset is a direct output of the Metro Model 2, developed by Barr Engineering Company, Inc. for the Metropolitan Council to support the development of a regional master water supply plan.<br/><br/>More information about this process is provided in the 2009 Metropolitan Council report 'Twin Cities Metropolitan Area Regional Groundwater Flow Model Version 2.00 - Technical Report in Support of the Metropolitan Area Master Water Supply Plan', which is available online at

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Last Updated October 11, 2019, 10:04
Created September 9, 2015, 10:01
dsAccessConst None. This dataset is public domain under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13). If the dataset is not available from the Online Linkage in Section 6, please contact the Distribution Contact Person.
dsCurrentRef Data is based upon a regional groundwater flow model calibration completed in Spring 2009.
dsModifiedDate 2019-10-11 02:30:23
dsOriginator Metropolitan Council
dsPeriodOfContent 3/26/2009
dsPurpose The 2005 Minnesota Legislature directed the Metropolitan Council to "carry out planning activities addressing the water supply needs of the metropolitan area" (Minnesota Statutes, Section 473.1565). Specifically the Council is charged with developing a base of technical information for water supply planning decisions and to prepare a metropolitan area master water supply plan. This dataset supports this charge.

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