An existing three-dimensional model (MODFLOW-2000) by Fine, Petkewich, and Campbell (2017) (https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175128) was used to evaluate 7 water-management scenarios and predict the effects on the groundwater flow and groundwater-level conditions in the Mount Pleasant, South Carolina area. This model was originally developed in 2007, by Petkewich and Campbell (https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/sir20075126), then updated and recalibrated to conditions from 1900 to 2015. Results of six previous scenario simulations (scenarios 1-6) for the Mount Pleasant Water Works are published in a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Scientific Investigations Report (https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175128). The archived model input and output files are available in a USGS data release (https://doi.org/10.5066/F7S181FC).
Seven additional MODFLOW-2000 scenarios, using this updated and recalibrated model, were developed to evaluate different withdrawal strategies which are included in this data release: (1) Mount Pleasant Waterworks bringing online a new well (located at the old well 5 location) at 3.51 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) in 2025; (2) Maximizing withdrawals from Mount Pleasant Waterworks wells 2 and 5 (3.51 Mgal/d each) in 2020 and 2025, respectively; (3) Same as Scenario 1, but removing well 3 from production in 2025; (4) Same as Scenario 3, but removing well 4 from production in 2025 (5) Same as Scenario 1, but converting well 3 to an injection well in 2025 (6) Same as Scenario 5, but converting well 4 to an injection well in 2030; and (7) Same as scenario 2, but with two injection wells added (one in 2025 and one in 2035) to Mount Pleasant Waterworks well field. Twelve alternate simulations for scenarios 5-7 (six MODFLOW and six MODPATH) were done to evaluate the effects of different porosity on the groundwater flow system, water levels, and the time-of-travel of particles from injection wells to the main water source. This USGS data release contains all the input and output files for the simulations described above and in the readme.txt file of this data release (https://doi.org/10.5066/xxxxxxx).
|Title||MODFLOW-2000 and MODPATH model data sets used in scenarios of groundwater flow and pumping (1900-2500) near Mount Pleasant, South Carolina|
|Authors||Jason M Fine|
|Product Type||Data Release|
|Record Source||USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog|
|USGS Organization||South Atlantic Water Science Center|
Simulation of groundwater flow and pumping scenarios for 1900–2050 near Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Jason M Fine
Simulation of groundwater flow and pumping scenarios for 1900–2050 near Mount Pleasant, South CarolinaGroundwater withdrawals from the Upper Cretaceous-age Middendorf aquifer in South Carolina have created a large, regional cone of depression in the potentiometric surface of the Middendorf aquifer in Charleston and Berkeley Counties, South Carolina. Groundwater-level declines of as much as 249 feet have been observed in wells over the past 125 years and are a result of groundwater use for public w
Jason M Fine