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Modeling of Future Water Demand and Mitigation Requirements for a Growing Municipality

A GoldSim model was used to project the amount of water that would be required to mitigate for the combined fifty year growth demand from a new production well, and to meet instream flow requirements for a nearby river. The model simulated the amount of water required for mitigation (consisting of purchases from another utility and pumping from a local deep aquifer). The model also projected the required payouts to a power company to compensate for reduced flows at a power generation station due to consumptive use. Model results were used to assist in determining the quantity and timing of mitigation water purchases, and to facilitate negotiations with other stakeholders.

Water Rights Management Model

 

Making Better Decisions In An Uncertain World