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Below are software resources from the California Water Science Center.

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DGMETA (Version 1): Dissolved Gas Modeling and Environmental Tracer Analysis Computer Program

DGMETA (Dissolved Gas Modeling and Environmental Tracer Analysis) is a Microsoft Excel-based computer program that is used for modeling air-water equilibrium conditions from measurements of dissolved gases and for computing concentrations of environmental tracers that rely on air-water equilibrium model results. DGMETA can solve for the temperature, salinity, excess air, fractionation of gases, or


Estimating High Resolution Multi-Cropped Irrigated Land Use Using a Pesticide Use Reporting Database in California Estimating the amount of water needed for agriculture is vital for food and water security. These estimates rely on maps of crop type and acreage that have limited ground-truthing or represent multiple years or regional cropping patterns. In regions where crops change frequently or m

MODFLOW One-Water Hydrologic Flow Model (MF-OWHM)

The MODFLOW One-Water Hydrologic Flow Model (MF-OWHM) is an integrated hydrologic model designed for the analysis of conjunctive-use management.


MODFLOW 6 - LACP uses the MODFLOW 6.4.0 source code and modifies the Horizontal Flow Barrier (HFB) package to allow simulation of vertical hydraulic conductance (CV) by connection rather than by cell, an option available for previous versions of MODFLOW (USG). The MODFLOW 6 - LACP HFB package is used to simulate thin, vertical, and low-permeability geologic features (barriers) and acts to supplem

pyGSFLOW v1.0.0

Python package software release for pyGSFLOW. pyGSFLOW is a python package to create, read, write, edit, and visualize GSFLOW models. Source code, examples, installation instructions, and documentation can be found at

Batteries Included Fortran Library (BiF-lib), version 1.0.0

Standard Fortran provides limited data type, function, and subroutine support leaving the developer to write custom code for every project. This has lead to every developer having their own internal, homemade, Fortran library for doing common operations. In recognition of this, most newer programming languages incorporate a large set of standard data types and functions that the developer can use

Groundwater Age Mixtures & Contaminant Trends Tool (GAMACTT)

Use this Groundwater Age Mixtures and Contaminant Trends Tool (GAMACTT) to explore the effects of basic aquifer properties and well configurations on groundwater age mixtures in groundwater discharge and on contaminant trends from varying nonpoint-source contaminant input scenarios.


An Excel® Workbook for Interpreting Groundwater Age Distributions from Environmental Tracer Data

Basin Characterization Model (BCM)

The Basin Characterization Model (BCM) models the interactions of climate with empirically measured landscape attributes including topography, soils, and underlying geology. It is a grid-based model that calculates the water balance for each 18-acre cell (270m resolution) in a given watershed in set time steps for the entire area. 

CRT: Cascade Routing Tool to Define and Visualize Flow Paths for Grid-Based Watershed Models

The U.S. Geological Survey Cascade Routing Tool (CRT) is a computer application for watershed models that include the coupled Groundwater and Surface-water FLOW model GSFLOW and the Precipitation-Runoff Modeling System (PRMS). CRT generates output to define cascading surface and shallow subsurface flow paths for grid-based model domains. 

MODPATH Observation Process (MODPATH-OBS)

The MODPATH-OBS (Hanson and others, 2013) computer program is designed to calculate simulated equivalents for observations related to advective groundwater transport that can be represented in a quantitative way by using simulated particle-tracking data. 

Central Valley Hydrologic Model (CVHM)

The Central Valley Hydrologic Model (CVHM) is an extensive, detailed three-dimensional (3D) computer model of the hydrologic system of the Central Valley (Faunt, 2009). The Central Valley Hydrologic Model (CVHM) simultaneously accounts for changing water supply and demand across the landscape, and simulates surface water and groundwater flow across the entire Central Valley.