Groundwater, Subsurface Modeling, Numerical model, Springshed
This thesis presents a three-dimensional groundwater modeling of Wekia springshed in central Florida using a numerical model, WASH123D. Springs have historically played an important role in Florida's history. The Wekiva River is a spring-fed system associated with about 19 springs connected to the Floridan aquifer. With increased urbanization and population growth in this region, there has been an increased strain on the water levels of Floridan aquifer which is a major source of potable water. Maintaining groundwater recharge to the aquifer is a key factor of the viability of the regional water supply as well as Wekiva ecosystem. Hence, the first-principle, physics-based watershed model WASH123D has been applied to conduct the study of Wekiva "springshed", which is the recharge area and watershed contributing groundwater and surface water to the spring. In this work, the hydrogeologic conditions of the Wekiva springshed are discussed followed by the modeling details such as mathematical background, domain discretization and initial and boundary conditions considered. Finally, the results from the model are discussed. The Wekiva WASH123D model was run to evaluate the average, steady state 1995 hydrological conditions. The distribution of simulated Floridan aquifer system groundwater levels using WASH123D shows very good agreement with the field observations at corresponding locations.
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Yeh, Gour-Tsyh (George)
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Paladagu, Sandeep, "Three Dimensional Modeling Of Wekiva Springshed With Wash123d" (2005). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 481.